Nantes appoints Claudio Ranieri as new manager on two-year deal

Ranieri had been out of football since being controversially sacked by Leicester City in February, just nine months after leading the Foxes to the most unlikely of Premier League title triumphs.

The French league has rules against appointing managers above the age of 65, but the 65-year-old has been granted approval and the move has now been officially announced.

“FC Nantes is pleased to announce the arrival of Claudio Ranieri at the head of his professional group,” read a statement on the club’s official website.

“At 65 years old, the former defender has a very good experience as a coach – and an impressive record – at the highest level.”

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