Former Samp boss Eusebio Di Francesco had said that the confused club ownership situation, with Samp president Massimo Ferrero recently abandoning takeover talks.
But Ranieri said, “I've been through a lot in my career, but the important thing is what happens on the field.
"The players and I need to show no interest in what is going on off the pitch.
"The fans were supporting us with a positive wind in our sails and that is what we needed."
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