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GALLERY: Claudio Ranieri managing at Soccer Aid friendly

Just two of Leicester's favorite sons: Claudio Ranieri and Serge from Kasabian
Just two of Leicester's favorite sons: Claudio Ranieri and Serge from Kasabian
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Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri recently won his first top flight title in his career. The coach earned the respect of the entire league for his calm demeanor and tactical knowledge of the sport.

On Monday, Ranieri took charge of the Rest of the World team as they fell, 3-2, to the England team in the 2016 Soccer Aid Charity Match at Old Trafford.

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Ranieri had a little help on the touchline, as One Direction band member Niall Horan of Ireland was the Italian maestro's assistant coach.

Soccer Aid 2016 Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Ranieri walked onto the pitch prior to the match with Brazilian legend Ronaldinho. The 36-year-old forward is currently unattached. Maybe Ranieri can lure him to Leicester in a player-coaching role.

Soccer Aid 2016 Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Fabio Cannavaro (center) and Cafu (left) accompanied Ranieri during the walkouts as well.

Soccer Aid 2016 Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

The final image of the day literally saves the best for last. Claudio Ranieri is seen having an exchange with Pele, arguably the best player in the history of the game. The two engaged in conversation prior to the match, as the Brazilian congratulated Ranieri for his efforts last season.

You can find more images and videos from the match here.