By Muambo Edward
Football Writer, Cameroon
Former AS Roma, AS Monaco, Leicester City and Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri is reportedly in line to land a high profile job on the African continent.
67 year old Italian coach Claudio Ranieri, who has managed 18 different clubs in Europe since he hung up his boots as a professional footballer back in 1986 might become the next high profiled coach to take a challenge in Africa. The likes of Arthur George, Hector Cuper and Roger Lemerre had previously done so.
Haven been at the helm of top European clubs like Valencia, AS Roma, Napoli, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Parma, Juventus, Inter Milan and AS Monaco, Ranieri achieved an unthinkable Premier League win with Leicester City in 2016.
His Premier League win with Leicester City is often lauded as one of the greatest sporting achievements of all-time.
He was a surprise appointment for the club after they narrowly avoided relegation the season before.
The Italian is said to be the front-runner to succeed Paul Put as the new coach of the Syli National of Guinea
According to a list revealed by The Guinea Football Association (Feguifoot), Ranieri is amongst 17 coaches shortlisted for the job.
Other popular names on the shortlist include, Paulo Duarte, Florent Ibenge, Francois Zahoui and former Coton sport of Garoua and Indomitable Lions of Cameroon boss Dennis Lavagne.
Most of the coaches on the shortlist have extensive experience on the continent which is not the case with Ranieri.
Belgian coach Paul Put was sacked after Guinea were eliminated at the round of 16 exit at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt and has since been handed a life-time ban by Feguifoot after for allegedly ‘breaching the institution’s code of ethics’.
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