Leicester City manager gets five points and hefty fine from Peterborough court after hitting nearly 100mph on A14

Claudio Ranieri
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Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri has been used to picking up points on his travels this season - and he picked up another five in Peterborough today (Wednesday).

Italian Ranieri was given five penalty points on his driving licence after pleading guilty to speeding on the A14 near Huntingdon on October 13 last year (2015).

The 64-year-old manager had been caught driving his Mercedes Benz at 96mph on the 70mph road.

Ranieri did not attend the hearing, but entered a plea by post.

The court was told he has been driving since the age of 19, and in his letter he said he could not recall picking up any other points during his driving career, which has taken him to clubs across Europe.

He said he had no excuses for his speed, and clocked up over 10,000 miles every year for work, driving to other football matches to keep an eye on talent and to run his eye over opposition teams.

Chair magistrate Rev Michael Matthews also fined him £700, ordered him to pay £85 costs and a £70 surcharge, having taken into account his wages.

Former Chelsea and Juventus manager Ranieri has had a spectacular start to his Foxes career, as they set the pace at the top of the Premier League for much of the start of the season. They currently sit second in the table.