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Claudio Ranieri To Tottenham? He Is Reportedly 'In Talks' To Replace Mauricio Pochettino

Claudio Ranieri To Tottenham? He Is Reportedly 'In Talks' To Replace Mauricio Pochettino

He won the Premier League in the most remarkable fashion with Leicester City in May 2016, but Claudio Ranieri didn't leave The Foxes on good terms when he was controversially sacked nine months later.

It didn't take long for the Italian to find another job and Ligue 1 side Nantes came knocking.

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They quickly appointed the 66-year-old and eventually led the club to a 10th place finish this season.

Now, in perhaps the strangest rumour of the season thus far, Ranieri has been linked with the Tottenham Hotspur job.

French publication Presse Ocean, who are a Nantes based local newspaperr, claim Ranieri is in talks with the club to take over from Mauricio Pochettino in the summer.

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In the same report, Pochettino is linked with a move to Chelsea at the end of the season as questions continue to swirl around his future.

Ranieri has been embroiled in a row with Nantes president Waldemar Kita in recent days, with the Italian daring him to give him the boot after Kita accused the former Chelsea manager of being unprofessional.

Nantes have suffered a poor run of form of late, and are currently seven games without a win - which make these Spurs rumours even more baffling.

The sacking of Ranieri a year ago divided opinion from football fans, not just Leicester City.

Some were disappointed with the decision, while a section of fans were pleased to see the back of the Italian despite him guiding the club to an unprecedented Premier League title win in 2016.

One thing we known for certain is that Ranieri will always remain a legend and his class act a day after his sacking proved just that.

The 66-year-old received a touching gift from a family and he then took a picture with the kids outside his home.

Thoughts on the rumours linking Ranieri to Spurs?

Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Spurs, Football News, Claudio Ranieri, Football, Ligue 1, Leicester, Mauricio Pochettino, Premier League, Nantes

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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