Ranieri has Red Devils in sights

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Claudio Ranieri is already dreaming of pitting Manchester City against rivals United in a battle for local supremacy - despite facing a lengthy wait to be installed at Eastlands.

Ranieri on Thursday night quit as Parma coach having earlier confirmed his intention to succeed Stuart Pearce as boss at the Eastlands outfit, providing prospective new owner Thaksin Shinawatra pushes through his takeover plans.

"The idea is to face Manchester United as soon as possible and be at the same level as them in the standings," he said. "With Manchester City, I hope to complete every stage. This time, I have been chosen whereas before, (Chelsea owner Roman) Abramovich found me at the club."

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