Claudio Ranieri believes his title win has made people see him differently.
The Italian manager took outsiders, Leicester City to EPL triumph, as they claimed the league.
Next season, they’ll look to defend their miracle title and compete in the UCL.
“Now I won the Premier League and maybe everybody looks positively at what I did,” he said ahead of his return Stamford Bridge in Sunday’s final league match.
“It changed not my mind, but maybe the other minds have changed.
“I was so happy also before because I know very well how I worked and how I achieved.
“It’s not important to have credit or no credit. I love my job. For me it was so important to take another team – show my passion on the team. Life is full of opportunity, it’s important to take the right opportunity.”
The Foxes beat Chelsea in December’s reverse fixture in what proved to be Jose Mourinho’s last game in charge.
It was the Portuguese who replaced Ranieri at Stamford Bridge in 2004.