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Italian Gaffer Claudio Ranieri included in Guinea coach shortlist

Italian Gaffer Claudio Ranieri included in Guinea coach shortlist

Claudio Ranieri  has been reportedly included on a shortlist to become the next manager of Guinea .

The Italian was among 87 candidates for the role and has been placed on a 17-man shortlist which also includes former Belgium manager Georges Leekens. 

Ranieri, who spent a turbulent period at Fulham last season, has been out of work since leaving AS Roma in May after taking over on a temporary basis.

According to Feguifoot, the 67-year-old will be interviewed for the role in Conakry on Thursday.

Ranieri’s finest managerial hour came during a dreamlike 2015-16 season at Leicester City, who shocked the world to win the Premier League by a margin ten points.

At Guinea, who host the Africa Cup of Nations in 2025, he will inherit a team which has never competed in a World Cup or won an AFCON title.

The post fell vacant after Belgian Paul Put was sacked after a poor perfomance at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

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