Ranieri organizes opera show for Leicester fans ahead of EPL title party
Opera star Andrea Bocelli will serenade Leicester fans before their title party against Everton on Saturday.
The 57-year-old rang boss Claudio Ranieri two months ago to offer his support in their race for the Barclays Premier League and Ranieri has helped organize a performance at the weekend.
The Foxes will receive the trophy following the match after they clinched the title on Monday, having been 5,000-1 shots to win it at the start of the season.
Bocelli has sold more than 80 million records including his biggest hit 'Time to Say Goodbye'.
Ranieri said: "He will sing here. He called me, one month and half ago, two months ago. He was so happy (about) what we were doing in Leicester. He said: 'I would like to come and sing something'. I said: 'Great, why not?'
"I gave all the information to the club and they made all the arrangements. It is great for all the community. He's not a friend, I met him a long time ago, I had been to his concert at Wembley. I don't know if he remembers. Now, yes maybe (he remembers)!"
Leicester won the title after Tottenham drew 2-2 with Chelsea to leave them seven points clear with two games left, securing Ranieri with his first ever top flight title.
"Of course I think it's my karma because I work so hard to achieve things," said the Italian, who toasted the Foxes' success with journalists with a glass of champagne on Thursday.
"I am very happy and I want to say thank you to all my players, the chairman, the staff and the fans. They were amazing."