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Claudio Ranieri

The Thinkerman

By: Aris Gatas

Price: CAD $24.95


Imprint: Meyer & Meyer Sport

256 Pages

8.5 X 5.5 ins

ISBN:  9781782551287 -- Paperback

Publication Date: 02/14/2018

How does a team and a coach, who were nearly forgotten a year ago, achieve the impossible? How do they rise to the top and conquer the Premier League, the toughest league in the world? Everyone is entitled to dream big after Claudio Ranieri's miracle with Leicester City. Sports reporter Aris Gatas has followed Ranieri's course over the last two years, collecting exclusive interviews and reports, and used them to create this detailed biography of Ranieri.

The last two years had their ups and downs - from the outcry over the Greek national team's downfall, to the triumph of bringing Leicester to the Premier League title! The Italian coach became a symbol of faith in reaching one's goals. He is a fine example of optimism, confidence, and positive energy. He is the Tinkerman who transformed into the THINKERman. In the era of economic crisis and values, Ranieri's achievements will captivate you. With anecdotal, shocking stories from all those whose lives were changed after the miracle of Leicester, this book is a guide for young people who dream of conquering the remarkable world of football, and more besides.

Aris Gatas is a sports editor and reporter for the state-owned public radio and television broadcaster of Greece, ERT (EPT). He has collaborated as a reporter with several other Greek television stations - Seven, Tempo, Ant1, Alpha, and NERIT - and the state-owned sports radio station ERA sport 101,8. In 2006, his interviews earned an award from the International Sports Press Association (AIPS), and in 2008 he was awarded for best radio program of Greece/Cyprus by the NOESIS Centre. He has written sports articles for the pages of popular Greek newspapers Sportime, Athlitiki Ixo, and Eleftheros Tipos. Gatas was also a member of the organization committee for the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics. In October 2014 and March 2016, he conducted exclusive interviews with Claudio Ranieri on behalf of ERT. Throughout his career as a reporter for the oldest-running program in Greece, "Sport Sunday" of ERT and ERAsport, he has had exclusive interviews with some of the greatest football players in the world such as Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Beckham, Rooney, Fernando Santos, Rivaldo, and Mitchell, all of whom were broadcasted globally on channels BBC, CNN, Reuters, and TVE. In 2008, he wrote the biography entitled Totis Filakouris: The Film About My Life. He has two sons, Leonidas and Nicholas, and he currently lives in Athens, Greece.


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