Reports: Claudio Ranieri Turned Down Offer To Return To Leicester

Claudio Ranieri turned down the chance to return to Leicester City before the Foxes appointed Claude Puel, according to reports in Italy.

The Italian coach, who famously led Leicester to the Premier League title back in 2016, was sacked after a poor run of results last season but will forever be heralded for his achievements at the King Power Stadium.

Ranieri now coaches Nantes in France and has enjoyed a good start to the season in Ligue 1.

However, according to Corriere dello Sport, the 66-year-old reportedly told Leicester “no, thank you” when offered the chance of a sensational return following the sacking of Craig Shakespeare.

The Foxes instead appointed former Southampton coach Puel last week and the Frenchman got off to the best possible start with victory over Everton on Sunday.


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