Jamie Vardy Exclusive: Why Ranieri is the best manager I've worked under

We spoke to Jamie Vardy as part of the launch of Acca Edge
We spoke to Jamie Vardy as part of the launch of Acca Edge

He's been one of the stories of the season, both on the pitch and in the Betfair markets, and in this exclusive video interview, Jamie Vardy reveals why Claudio Ranieri is the best manager he's worked under, his hopes and fears for the Champions League and plenty more...

"He comes into our team meeting where he's been up all night watching 50-60 clips of just one of the opposition players..."

After a meteoric rise this season Leicester City sit above title favourites Arsenal at the top of the league and are 5/2 joint second favourites with Tottenham going into this weekend's game against 17th placed Norwich.

Speaking exclusively to Betfair as part of the launch of Acca Edge, Vardy reveals his admiration for Ranieri, who he's least looking forward to playing against in the Champions League (should they qualify...), his personal ambitions for Euro 2016 and what his path through non-league football has given him as a footballer.

With 19 goals already under his belt this season, the 29-year-old striker is 13/8 favourite for Top Goalscorer having been backed at 1000/1 before the start of the season. He reveals to Betfair that his favourite goal so far was the wonder strike against Liverpool.

Louis Tomlinson is the 9/4 favourite to play the striker in a movie adaptation about his life, but the man himself has told Betfair that he would prefer 33/1 shot Vinnie Jones to take on the role as "he was a bit aggressive on the playing field as well".

Betfair spokeswoman, Naomi Totten, said: "It was great to speak to Jamie as part of the launch of Acca Edge, which allows you to get your stake back in cash if just one leg of your accumulator (treble or above) lets you down. Leicester have been an incredibly popular inclusion into accumulators this season as customers have latched on to their incredible success.

"Jamie has had a cracking season and is on his way to providing a monumental pay-out to Betfair customers if he wins the Golden Boot and if he and his teammates manage to do the unthinkable and win the league."

Check out the exclusive video...

Premier League Winner 2015/16

Arsenal 6/4
Leicester 5/2
Tottenham 5/2
Man City 7/1
Man Utd 100/1

Premier League Top Goalscorer 2016/16

Jamie Vardy 13/8
Sergio Aguero 3/1
Harry Kane 3/1
Romelu Lukaku 5/1
Odion Ighalo 25/1
Olivier Giroud 33/1
Diego Costa 33/1
Riyad Mahrez 40/1

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