Claudio Ranieri Is TAG Heuer’s Newest AmbassadorWritten by Melissa Kong
This man doesn’t crack under pressure.
If there’s one thing that can be said about the underdogs, it’s that victory is always twice as sweet. In a remarkable win over Tottenham Hotspurs, Leicester City did the unthinkable and won the Premier League spectacularly. The man behind this? Manager Claudio Ranieri.
Dubbed “King Claudio” by the media, the Italian former footballer has not always enjoyed success in his managerial career. Surviving dismissals by clubs like Chelsea, Juventus, and even the Greek national team, Ranieri persevered with a #DontCrackUnderPressure mindset.
Since taking over the reins of Leicester City in July 2015, Ranieri has proved his naysayers wrong by transforming a club that was nearly relegated, and turning them into the champions of English football. If that isn’t a sterling example of overcoming the odds, we’re not sure what else is.
Joining another TAG Heuer face, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ranieri adds “watch ambassador” to a list of accolades which looks like it will only continue to grow.
Like most people these days, Melissa tells the time with her phone. She considers serious timepieces works of art and thinks the perpetual calendar is the handiest complication to date (pun not intended). She's also a Grammar Nazi but promises not to judge if you can't tell the difference between "guilloche" and "guillotine".