Premier League winner Claudio Ranieri applies for Guinea job

Premier League winner Claudio Ranieri applies for Guinea job

Italian coach Claudio Ranieri, who led Leicester City to clinch their first Premier League title in 2015/16, is among the more than a dozen managers vying for the post of Guinea head coach which became vacant after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

On Friday, Guinean Football Association published a list of 17 candidates trimmed from 87 applications, with the 67-year-old former Chelsea, Juventus, Inter Milan and Monaco coach placing near the top.

Other top names along with Claudio Ranieri include Georges Lekeens, former Algeria and Tunisia coach; Paulo Duarte, former Gabon and Burkina Faso coach and Denis Lavagne, who coached Cameroon between 2011 and 2012.

Also figuring on the list are former DR Congo coach Florent Ibenge and Ivorian Francois Zahoui, who led the Elephants to second place at the 2012 AFCON.

Guinean pundits are enthusiastic about the prospects of having Ranieri at the helm of their national team but according to reports, the Italian coach could request more than the €30,000 per month Guinean officials say they could offer.

 

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