4 potential candidates that could replace Claudio Ranieri at Leicester City

4 potential candidates that could replace Claudio Ranieri at Leicester City

Following the sack of Claudio Ranieri at Premier League club Leicester City just nine months after leading the club to win the League title, there have been lots of reactions to the sack of the 65-year-old Italian football manager.

4 potential candidates that could replace Claudio Ranieri at Leicester City

Former Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri

The Foxes took the Premier League title by 10 points but have won just five top-flight games this season, and could become the first defending champions to be relegated since 1938.

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Leicester City have lost their past five League matches and are the only side in the top four English divisions without a League goal in 2017.

Many are of the opinion that Claudio Ranieri was betrayed by the board of the club despite his achievements.

However, we look at some coaches who could replace him at the club.

1. Roberto Mancini

4 potential candidates that could replace Claudio Ranieri at Leicester City

Former Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini

Roberto Mancini won the Premier League title for Manchester City in the year 2012, but he has been out of management since leaving Inter Milan in 2016 following an unsuccessful spell, having also departed Galatasaray after just one season in 2014.

Mancini has lots of coaching experience and he is capable of replacing Claudio Ranieri at Leicester City.

2. Martin O'Neill

4 potential candidates that could replace Claudio Ranieri at Leicester City

Martin O'Neill

Martin O'Neill's last job in the Premier League was in 2013 when he was sacked by Sunderland, but he could make an emotional return to the club he managed with distinction between 1995 and 2000.

3. Guus Hiddink

4 potential candidates that could replace Claudio Ranieri at Leicester City

Former Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink

Former Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink could be tempted by another short stint in the Premier League, and the 70-year-old Dutchman could be called to replace Claudio Ranieri at Leicester City.

Hiddink has not held held a full-time position since leaving his role as Holland boss where he contributed towards the country's failure in failing to qualify for Euro 2016.

4. Nigel Pearson

4 potential candidates that could replace Claudio Ranieri at Leicester City

Nigel Pearson

Despite steering Leicester City to survival, Nigel Pearson left the club in 2015 and he has now emerged as the favorite to replace sacked Ranieri.

Source: Sports.naij.com

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