Premier League winner to be named Guinea boss?

Premier League winner to be named Guinea boss?
Manager Claudio Ranieri kisses the Premier League trophy after Leicester City's success in 2015-16.

by Staff Reporter

Monday Sep 09, 2019. 09:00

Former English Premier League champion Claudio Ranieri has been shortlisted for the vacant position of Guinea national team head coach.

According to the Guinea Football Federation (Feguifoot), Ranieri will officially be interviewed for the position in Conakry on Thursday.

Ranieri, 67, guided Leicester City to the 2015/16 English Premier League title – in one of the most astonishing season’s in recent history.

The Italian was reportedly among 87 applicants for the job and Ranieri is one of 17 who will now be interviewed for the position vacated by Paul Put, who was sacked following the country’s Round of 16 defeat to Algeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Ranieri, who has previously coached Napoli, Valencia, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Juventus, Roma, Inter Milan and Monaco, has only taken up the reins as a national team boss on one previous occasion.

He coached Greece five years ago for just four matches, before being sacked following an embarrassing defeat to Faroe Islands.

Georges Leekens and Florent Ibenge have also reportedly been shortlisted for the job.

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