Shortly before the international break, Claudio Ranieri was made aware of a tribute made by a local Leicester butcher in his honour, which saw W. Archer & Sons proudly announce the arrival of the ‘Ranieri Italian-style sausage’.
Here they be…
— W.Archer & Son Ltd (@Warcherandson) March 16, 2016
The man who broke the news was BBC Radio Leicester reporter Ian Stringer, who dutifully informed Ranieri of W. Archer’s loving pork-filled homage only to be told by the Foxes boss: “Right, I supplied the pizza – you supply the sausages.”
The pact was sealed from that moment, with Stringer returning after the interlull with a tray of Ranieri sausages in tow – a platter he duly presented to the Foxes coach at his pre-Southampton press conference this afternoon.
— PA Dugout (@PAdugout) April 1, 2016
Magnificent. For fans gradually tiring of the Premier League’s po-faced bluster, the convivial mood enveloping all things Leicester at the moment really is a joy.