Claudio Ranieri leaves AS Monaco after two years at the helm of the French club.
In his two years at the club the ex-Chelsea boss led Monaco from Ligue 2 to runners up to Paris St-Germain in Ligue 1.
Vice-president Vadim Vasilyev made the announcement earlier today: “I confirm that Claudio Ranieri is leaving soon. We decided to break up. I would like to pay tribute to Claudio Ranieri, who did a good job,” Vasilyev announced.
“It is never easy to take a club from Ligue 2 to the Champions League. But we believe that at this stage we need a new dynamic.”
In Ranieri’s first season at the club he led Monaco to the Ligue 2 title. In his second season Monaco finished nine points behind Ligue 1 Champions PSG. Despite not winning Ligue 1 he did bring back UEFA Champions League football to Monaco.
Vasilyev added that the eventual replacement to Ranieri will play a more attacking brand of football and style of play. He admitted this though he was reluctant to discuss who the eventual successor would be: "I can't confirm the name of the new coach as we are still negotiating some details. We want someone who can bring an offensive way of play which will be enjoyed by our fans."
Despite not giving away any hints of who the new boss may be - Sporting Lisbon coach Leonardo Jardim is the man who has been widely tipped to be Ranieri’s replacement at Monaco, according to reports in France.
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