Rome: Romans may find it hard to pronounce the name of the new Premier League champions’ home — but nevertheless the city is now on the lips of everyone in the Italian capital. “Lie-sester?

Lech-ester? Lay-kester?” La Repubblica’s voxpop — conducted on Monday — was certainly amusing to English speakers, but why would the locals of Via del Corso know any better?

And so popular is Claudio Ranieri in the coastal town of Catanzaro, where he made over 200 appearances as a defender, twice winning promotion with the club, he is poised to be awarded honorary citizenship by mayor Sergio Abramo in recognition of his work.