Claudio Ranieri to leave Nantes, says president

Annette Crawford
May 17, 2018

Ranieri will take charge of the team for their final game of the season on Saturday against Strasbourg before vacating the role.

Claudio Ranieri will not be Nantes coach next season, club president Waldemar Kita having confirmed that he and the under-contract Italian tactician have agreed to an amicable parting of the ways.

Speaking during a public meeting related to the building of Nantes' planned new stadium, Kita told L'Equipe newspaper: "He has to be thanked for all the work he has done".

The Italian was only appointed back in June of a year ago but will depart after just one campaign in charge. "We wish them a lot of success in their future projects".

After challenging for European qualification this season, Nantes has been in poor form in recent weeks, winning just one of its past eight league matches. The club is in 10th place.

Ranieri guided Leicester City to one of the biggest shocks in sporting history in 2015/16, when the Foxes defied odds of 5000/1 to win the English top-flight title.

Ranieri, who masterminded Leicester's extraordinary Premier League triumph again in 2016, had been linked to the vacant Italy submit earlier than Roberto Mancini was named Gian Piero Ventura's new long-term successor on Monday. Ha has been in charge of other Italian sides as well as Atletico Madrid and Chelsea.

"I want to thank my players because the first part of the championship was great even though the second part was more complicated, they gave everything and, for me, it's important that they gave the maximum".

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