Sports Personality 2016: Leicester win Team of the Year, Claudio Ranieri top coach


Leicester City have been honoured twice at the BBC Sports Personality awards for their shock Premier League triumph.

The Foxes took Team of the Year and their manager Claudio Ranieri was named top coach after overseeing the remarkable victory.

Leicester started the campaign as 5,000-1 outsiders for the title after almost being relegated in 2014-15.

They lost just three league games in 2015-16 and have gone on to reach the Champions League knockout stages.

At the start of April, Leicester were seven points clear at the top of the Premier League. Exactly one year earlier, they had been bottom of the table, seven points from safety.

The Foxes started the season among the favourites for relegation and only the three promoted sides – Watford, Norwich and Bournemouth – were longer odds for the league title.

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