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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