Claudio Ranieri: Nantes appoint former Leicester manager

Ranieri led Leicester to the Premier League title in 2015-16 but was sacked by them last season

Former Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri has been appointed as the new boss of French side Nantes.

The Ligue 1 side received special dispensation from the French league to give the Italian the job as he has reached the manager's age limit of 65.

Ranieri guided the Foxes to a remarkable Premier League title in 2015-16.

But he was sacked in February with the club battling to avoid relegation from the top flight.

Nantes were looking for a new manager after agreeing to let Sergio Conceicao return to his native Portugal in order to take over at Porto.

More to follow.


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