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BREAKING: Claudio Ranieri Reaches Agreement To Return To Management

Nasir Jabbar

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BREAKING: Claudio Ranieri Reaches Agreement To Return To Management

Claudio Ranieri is on the verge of returning to management after being sacked by Leicester City last season.

The Italian boss guided the Foxes to a remarkable Premier League title while securing Champions League football.

Though last season, Leicester were flirting with relegation which prompted the club to ruthlessly sack their league winning manager despite advancing to the knockout stages in Europe.

But with Craig Shakespeare guiding his former charges to Premier League safety, it appears Ranieri is poised to return to the dugout.

He's reportedly set to be named the new manager of FC Nantes having reached an agreement in principle to become their new boss, according to 20 Minutes.


According to the outlet, 'there are still administrative arrangements' to be made before the deal can be finalised.

The 65-year-old had been in Paris, France, over the weekend to hold talks with the clubs president and continued to discuss personal terms today.

Despite leading Leicester to the greatest feat in Premier League history, Ranieri was relieved of his duties after a defeat to Sevilla in the Champions League.

A show of support from the Leicester faithfuls after Ranieri got the sack. Image: PA

And he's been out work since but subject to plenty of inquiries from England and abroad. Crystal Palace and Watford were hoping to seal his management services before he declined their approaches.

As well as the Premier League duo, Chinese Super League sides and Turkish outfit Antalyaspor were also unsuccessful in attempting to lure the ex-Chelsea gaffer.

As the deal taking over Nantes edges closer, Ranieri is not only returning to management but also returning to Ligue 1.

Ranieri receiving an award in his native Italy. Image: PA

He had a spell in charge as AS Monaco manager winning the Ligue 2 title in 2013 before leaving in the following season.

It's good to see Ranieri back in football. How will he fare in France? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

Topics: Claudio Ranieri

Nasir Jabbar
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