Ranieri appointed Nantes coach

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Former Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri is the new boss of French side Nantes.

The Ligue 1 side received special dispensation from the French league to appoint the Italian, as he reached the manager’s age limit of 65 last year.

Ranieri guided the Foxes to the Premier League title in 2015-16 when the club defied odds of up to 5,000-1.

But he was sacked in February with the club battling relegation after a run of five league losses in a row.

Ranieri succeeds Sergio Conceicao after the former Portugal winger left Nantes in order to take over at Porto.

Conceicao, 42, took charge of the Ligue 1 side in December 2016 and immediately oversaw four straight wins in the league as they finished seventh in France’s top tier.

Ranieri has experience of working in France, overseeing Monaco’s promotion to Ligue 1 in 2012-13 and then guiding them to second place behind Paris…

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