Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Ranieri: Nantes players gave everything for me

Ranieri: Nantes players gave everything for me

"The club and the coach have chose to separate by mutual agreement", a statement on the club's website begins.

Nantes owner Waldemar Kita has confirmed that the club will be parting ways with manager Claudio Ranieri at the end of the season. He has to be thanked for all the work he has done.

Under Ranieri, the French club were third after 10 games and stayed in the top five well into the second half of the season, but a drop in form has seen them fall to 10th.

The 66-year-old was appointed last June on a two-year deal following the surprise departure of fans' favourite, Sergio Conceicao. It has not at all times been simple, there are regrets, however that is life and there's no anger'.

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Despite what seems like a acrimonious departure, the Nantes president, Kita, insisted the pair were amicable during a recent board meeting where the decision was made and that it had nothing to do with the personal issues between them.

He coached in the league from 2012-14, when he won the League 2 title with Monaco then led the Principality side to a runner-up finish in the top-flight.

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.

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