top of page

The Ranieri Effect

Kevin Arnold from Momentum Coaching looks at the amazing success of Leicester City and explains how momentum can build with remarkable results

Back in August Leicester City were about to start the 2015-16 Premier League season. Apart from maybe diehard Leicester City fans their opening fixture at home to Sunderland would have attracted very little attention.

Having narrowly avoided relegation they were expected to struggle. However, that opening fixture resulted in a 4-2 victory with goals from fardy and Mahrez. The momentum had well and truly started.

In fact the momentum started a month earlier when Leicester appointed Claudio Ranieri as their new manager, a choice met with some derision. But what followed was one of the most unlikely outcomes in sporting history as the 5000-1 outsiders just kept on winning to become the 2015-16 Premier League Champions. Ranieri and his astonishing team had shown the world what could be achieved with good strategy and mind-set.

So what lessons can we take from this wonderful “David and Goliath” success story. It shows we can all have big dreams and goals in life. Do not let negative opinion or doubters hold you back from aiming high. When momentum builds up it can become an unstoppable force.

So I say to both our Wales football team as they prepare for the EURO 2016 Championships and our Wales rugby team which tours New Zealand to approach these competitions with the spirit of Leicester City.

The same principle applies to individuals as we target our own personal goals. No matter how modest they might be we can all excel by believing in ourselves. At Momentum Coaching I use techniques to help individuals make positive changes that help them to reach their full potential. IF SOMEONE TRIES TELLING YOU SOMETHING IS IMPOSSIBLE JUST REPLY: LEICESTER CITY.

Kevin is a qualified Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and offers individually tailored sessions in Llantwit Major, your home or consultations via telephone or Skype. or

Tel: 07766 018831

bottom of page