WATCH: People of Leicester City send touching messages of thanks to Claudio Ranieri

The Italian has become a hero in the English city as his team sit top of the Premier League table

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The Leicester City fairytale is one that has turned the Premier League on its head, and the manager who many thought was a strange appointment at the start of the season has now achieved hero status in the city. 

Claudio Ranieri's side are guaranteed Champions League football next season, but with Spurs drawing against West Brom on Monday night, they also took one step closer to Premier League glory. 

The people of Leicester are understandably thrilled to see their home town go from relegation strugglers to potential champions, and in a short video this week, they sent their personal messages to Ranieri, letting him know just how much this season has meant to them.