Roberto Mancini - arguably the most handsome manager ever to win the Premier League - was asked by the BBC as to which of his former sides he would prefer to win the title.
The current Inter Milan boss played four games on loan with Leicester in 2001 at the end of his career and has said that he would prefer to see the Foxes win the title ahead of Manchester City, whom Mancini led to a first league title in 44 years back in 2012.
If I could only choose one it would be Leicester. Ranieri is a good man, he knows football very well.
I hope he will be the third Italian to do it.
For a team like Leicester to win the Premier League against the biggest teams like Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal, it would be incredible.
What is most remarkable is the fact Mancini has omitted City from the list of big clubs Leicester can win the league ahead of. Perhaps he just doesn't want to draw attention to their failure, or perhaps he is refusing to recognise the club's success since they sacked him.
He has also totally ignored Spurs.
In any respect, almost all of the football world is united in a desire to see Ranieri win the league. If he does so, he will be the third Italian manager to win the league, along with Mancini and Carlo Ancelotti.
It will mean that Italy will be the best-represented nation in the list of 'nationalities of Premier League-winning managers' ahead of Scotland with two (Ferguson and Dalglish) and France, Chile and Portugal, who have one each (Wenger, Pelligrini and Mourinho respectively).