Earlier Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink admitted that Ranieri had called him to thank him for doing Leicester a favour against Spurs.
“I got a call from Ranieri. He called and thanked us for what we did, especially the second half, and I congratulated him for being champions.
And their boss, who was slated to miss the game after flying back to Italy for dinner with his elderly mother, has described finally getting over the line as “an amazing feeling”.
“I’m so proud. I’m happy for my players, for the Chairman, for the staff at Leicester City, all our fans and the Leicester community.
“It’s an amazing feeling and I’m so happy for everyone.”
But the charismatic Italian insists he and his title-winners kept their feet on the ground throughout their amazing journey to glory.
“I never expected this when I arrived,” he added. “I’m a pragmatic man, I just wanted to win match after match and help my players to improve week after week. Never did I think too much about where it would take us.
“The players have been fantastic. Their focus, their determination, their spirit has made this possible.
“Every game they fight for each other and I love to see this in my players. They deserve to be champions.”