Claudio Ranieri might be basking in the soft light of the Mediterranean rather than sliding into the hottest of the Premier League’s hot seats as he approaches his 70th birthday, but that isn’t his style.
‘I’m very bored if I don’t stay in football,’ explained Ranieri as he was formally unveiled as Watford’s latest head coach, his 22nd different job across 18 different clubs and one national team in a managerial career stretching over 35 years.
‘I love football. I love the life. Fifty… 70… 80 maybe… why not? The oldest manager in England maybe with a walking stick.’
‘But the brain is crucial, and the brain is extremely youthful,’ he added, doing a tiny mimic of a crooked old man before snapping upright.
‘I came back to achieve something with Watford. I am an ambitious man. The chairman is an ambitious man. And I want to do this. I will put all my energy, all my spirit into my job and I am so happy.’
Source: Daily Mail