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Claudio Raneiri sacked by AS Monaco after excellent season

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Claudio Ranieri has been pushed away from his managerial duties at AS Monaco after a more than excellent season.

His successor is yet to be determined but Monaco's chairman Vadim Vasilyev made it official of Ranieri's departure last Tuesday.

The Italian manager joined Monaco in May 2012 for a two-year deal contract after Juventus sacked him two months early for bad performances, conceding nine goals and scoring none in four matches.

Ranieri has won 23 matches with Monaco this season, with 12 at home and 11 away; and the club only lost four games under the 62-years-old and drew 11.

A 2-1 defeat against Saint-Etienne left Blanc's men PSG with an eight point cushion at the top of the Ligue 1 table. After speding two thirds of the season pressing PSG for the title place, it was in the 27th matchday that hopes of silverware went up to eight behind.

In addition, a month later, being eliminated from the French Cup in the semi-final losing 2-1 against Guingamp and ending any hopes of lifting a top trophy was the decision maker of his sacking.

It was over for Ranieri knowing his contract was ending at the end of the season.

It was a big disapointment for the Russian chairman, Vasilyev, who spent about £113 million last summer; bringing the likes of Joao Moutinho, James Rodriguez, Ricardo Carvalho, Radamel Falcao, Anthony Martial, Nicolas Isimat-Mirin, Jérémy Toulalan, Éric Abidal and Geoffrey Kondogbia.

However, Monaco will play in the Champions League next season, joining the big boys, as they finished second in Ligue 1. And this should attract many names to take over to the Italian.

The favorite to be on the touchline next season is the Portuguese Leonardo Jardim. Monaco have accepted to pay the massive amount of €5million to Sporting Portugal to benefit of his services.

Nonetheless, Ranieri will receive a compensation of a jackpot weighting €1.5million for his sacking.

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