360 Gist Pilot: PHOTOS: Ligue 1 Side, Nantes Unveils New Manager Claudio Ranieri

Monday, 26 June 2017

PHOTOS: Ligue 1 Side, Nantes Unveils New Manager Claudio Ranieri

Claudio Ranieri has been unveiled as the new manager of French club Nantes.

The Italian has signed a two-year contract, as he was presented with the distinctive yellow shirt of the Ligue 1 club and toured their Stade de la Beaujoire home.

Recall that Ranieri was sacked by Leicester on February 23, with the club just one point above the relegation zone following a poor start to the defense of their domestic campaign.

The French club president Waldemar Kita was pictured with Ranieri.

He was officially confirmed as Nantes’ new manager on June 15. He replaced the Portuguese Sergio Conceicao, who finished seventh in the Ligue 1 last campaign.

According to reports gathered, there was a slight hold-up because the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP). It wax said that the French governing body, stipulate that coaches over the age of 65 must be granted special dispensation.

Ranieri had previously managed Monaco between 2012 and 2014.

He returned them to Ligue 1 following two seasons in the second tier and delivered them to second place on their return behind PSG.

Speaking to the media after his unveiling, Ranieri said: ‘I am very happy to be here. I know Nantes for football and I came here with Monaco. The supporters are fantastic.

‘Sergio Conceicao has done a great job with the players and I want to be part of the continuity.’

‘We must forget Leicester and work with humility,’ he said.

‘Leicester remains something unique. I arrive in a club that has eight titles. I am honoured to be here.’

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