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City press on despite Ranieri blow

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Manchester City´s long-running takeover saga may have cost them the chance to secure a new manager but the club insist they are now at an "advanced" stage in negotiations over their future.

Former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri was hoping to take charge at City after quitting Parma last week but he was waiting for former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to complete a buy-out at Eastlands. With the takeover dragging on, Ranieri has accepted an offer from Juventus to coach the fallen Italian giants on their return to Serie A next season.

Ranieri told Sky Sports News: "I know it is a big problem for me, to choose, but Juventus are one of the best teams in the world. It was difficult to say no to the big project at Manchester City - but the team have not taken over yet and for me I cannot wait for one week more."

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