Ranieri to leave Nantes, says club

Nantes’ Italian head coach Claudio Ranieri reacts during the French L1 football match Nice vs Nantes on February 18, 2018 at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, France. — AFP pic
Nantes’ Italian head coach Claudio Ranieri reacts during the French L1 football match Nice vs Nantes on February 18, 2018 at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, France. — AFP pic

PARIS, May 17 — Italian coach Claudio Ranieri will leave Nantes at the end of the season, the Ligue 1 club said today.

“The club and the coach have decided to part company by mutual agreement. We thank Claudio Ranieri and his staff for all the work done this season,” club president Waldemar Kita said in a statement.

Ranieri, who previously coached Juventus, Chelsea, AS Roma, Greece and led Leicester City to a shock Premier League title triumph in 2016, joined Nantes during the close season.

Nantes are 10th in Ligue 1 with one game remaining. — Reuters

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