He didn't discover Kante or Mahrez, who arguably with Vardy were the reason they won the league.
So what qualifies him to pick the players we're gonna sign?
[quote Walsh asked an agent based in Paris to bring Kante over to England in early August and, for three days, they had him switch off his phone. He wasn't allowed to turn it on again until he had put pen to paper on a contract at Leicester's Belvoir Drive training ground. "We had to almost kidnap him," Walsh told Jonathan Northcroft of the Sunday Times. "I had friends in France bring him over. His primary agent didn't even know he was there."
Ranieri had been unable to persuade Esteban Cambiasso to sign a new contract, and as he revealed in a recent appearance on Sky Sports, Walsh presented him with two potential replacements: Kante or Jordy Clasie, then on the brink of leaving Feyenoord. While he plumped for Kante, he was unsure about how to fit him into the team.
In his first appearances in Leicester blue, Kante found himself being used as a wide midfielder, a position he had last occupied during his final season at Suresnes. But after testing him out in central midfield, Ranieri came to his senses and just as at Suresnes, Boulogne and Caen, once he got into the team, there was no shifting him.
By the time of Manchester United's visit in late November 2015, Ranieri had discovered the team that would win the title, Kante anchoring the midfield alongside Danny Drinkwater. As Walsh was fond of quipping, "We always play three in midfieldóDrinkwater in the middle, and Kante either side."[/quote]