Leicester City manager, Claudio Ranieri wishes to be succeeded by the Chelsea manager Antonio Conte as the Premier League title-winning manager this season.

Ranieri’s main priority at the moment is maintaining his top players and his compatriot; Conte has led his side on a winning streak to the top of the Premier League with 17 wins in 21 games during his first season.

The Blues took apart the Foxes on a 3-0 win at the King Power Stadium despite the threat of Diego Costa’s future hanging over them.

The Foxes’ chance of winning the Premier League is very slim but Ranieri’s incredible performance in 2015-16 season has merited him a series of honours, the recent being a place in the Italian Football Hall of Fame.

In Florence on Tuesday, before he was inducted, Ranieri said of Conte’s impact since arriving in England: “He came without uproar but demonstrated that the Italian school of coaches is valid more than ever.”

“As former Chelsea coach and as an Italian supporter, I hope that Conte can achieve the goal [of winning the Premier League].

Ranieri who coached the Foxes to the first top-flight title win last season, seems assured of his future in England. He said: “I hope to remain in England, I’m good here, even though in football one day you are in the stars and the next day in the dust, so never say never,”.