The West Ham fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to the news via Sky Sports News that Claudio Ranieri will be leaving Ligue 1 club Nantes at the end of the French domestic season. The former Chelsea and Leicester boss has been touted online as the next manager at the London Stadium after the Stratford club parted ways with David Moyes yesterday.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) May 17, 2018
Claudio Ranieri is the man behind the biggest upset in English top-flight history. Leicester City won the Premier League title in the 2015/16 season, just a year after completing one of the top-flight’s greatest escapes. Leicester’s title win was followed by an equally successful Champions league campaign. The club got to the quarter-final of the competition, although Ranieri was unceremoniously sacked from his post before the round-of-sixteen second-leg.
This season has seen the Italian manager plying his trade in France for the first time in his career. The experienced manager took Nantes to as high as 3rd in Ligue 1, although the club now look destined to finish 10th after a poor second half to the season. West Ham will be looking for an experienced gaffer who’s managed in the Premier League and understands what’s required in the league, meaning Ranieri would be a perfect option.
You can read our local Hammers’ verdict on Ranieri here:
Love Ranieri. Have wanted him at West Ham for years!
— Si Beex (@sibeex) May 17, 2018
Heading to West ham
— The Moroccan Gooner (@chatty_chatoo) May 17, 2018
On his way to the hammers ???
— JASON FINN (@jasonginfinn) May 17, 2018
claudio ranieri next west ham manager #WestHamUnited
— David bough (@futurestrader05) May 17, 2018
Enter Ranieri to West Ham now he’s out of Nantes?
— Alf Gasparro (@alfgasparro) May 17, 2018
West Ham definitely ending up with Ranieri
— Harry Kane fan until the World Cup is over (@djuaicgknan) May 17, 2018
It may of gone unnoticed that claudio was at the arsenal v west ham at the end of April but which club could he be going too !
— Mark Antony Bullard (@bullard_antony) May 17, 2018
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