Claudio Ranieri signs two-year contract as head coach of French club Nantes Tuesday June 13,2017
Claudio Ranieri is the new coach of Nantes, the Ligue 1 side said on Tuesday June 13,2017, just four months after he was sacked by Leicester City.
Nantes had to ask for -- and said they had received -- special dispensation from French league (LFP) officials to hire the popular Italian as he has reached the manager’s age limit of 65.
However, the LFP general manager Didier Quillot claimed special dispensation was not yet a done deal, saying the “judicial committee of the LFP will meet this (Tuesday) afternoon and make a definitive decision on coach Claudio Ranieri’s contract”.
Quillot added: “We’re basically in favour but let the committee do its job.”
Ranieri, who has signed a two-year contract with Nantes, guided Leicester to one of modern sport’s great upsets in the 2015/16 season as the Foxes won the Premier League in his first campaign in charge
The Italian already has experience of working in France having guided Monaco back to Ligue 1 in 2012/13 and then to second place behind Paris Saint-Germain the following season