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Claudio Ranieri appointed new manager for League 1 side Nantes

Despite being sacked in February by Premier League side Leicester City, Claudio Ranieri has been appointed as the new manager for French League 1 side Nantes. 

The move was confirmed after Nantes received a special dispensation from the French league to appoint the Italian International who has already clocked the manager's age limit of 65.

Ranieri replaces former Portuguese winger Sergio Conceicao who left the club to over at Porto.

Against all odds, Ranieri guided the Foxes to a record Premier League title in the 2015/2016 season before being fired last season following a spell of bad results. 

Before that, the 65-year-old and former Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Valencia (twice) gaffer had worked in France where he guided AS Monaco to a League 1 promotion in 2012/2013 and steered them to a second place finish in the top tier behind champions Paris Saint-Germain in the following season. He later coached Greece where he was fired prior to joining Leicester.

Nantes have won the French title eight times but haven't had a taste of silverware 2001. 

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