While with Roma, Cassano notoriously clashed with Totti, who he considered to be a friend before their bust-up.
He said: “We certainly don’t talk much, but we have made up. I have played with legends like Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, Ruud Van Nistelrooy and Raul, but nobody understood me like Totti.
“He was the player I had the most fun with and who got the best out of me in my career.”
“Ranieri proved he had two impressive stones! I admire him a great deal, because during his time at Juve he was the only one who would support my arrival.
“He did everything to bring me to Turin and I always thank him for that gesture. I hope that at least he can get to the Italy squad.”