Claudio Ranieri’s agent insists “there’s no truth to the rumours” linking him with the managerial vacancy at Leeds United.
The former Leicester City manager, who led the club to an unexpected Premier League title triumph during the 2015/2016 season, has been heavily linked with the role at Elland Road ever since Garry Monk departed last month.
With United’s new owner and chairman Andrea Radrizzani being Italian, there had been speculation in the media that he was confident in luring his compatriot to the club this summer, but Raneiri’s agent has moved to clear up such rumours.
As reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post’s chief football writer Phil Hay, Steve Kutner has revealed: “There is no truth to the rumours.”
Ranieri has been out of a job since being dismissed from his position at the King Power Stadium back in February after the side failed to maintain such a high standard this season which had seen them flirt with the prospect of relegation.
Here are the best responses on Twitter to the news of Ranieri’s agent ruling out a move to Leeds United…
Do Leeds fans actually think we'll get Ranieri? Two seasons ago he won the premier league why on earth would he settle for the championship
— Everything Leeds (@everything_leed) June 7, 2017
So it's not Pardew, Pep, Grayson, and Ranieri, who's left ? #lufc
— Robbo (@Ste_Robbo87) June 7, 2017
Feel like I'm one of the few #LUFC fans who really doesn't want Ranieri….
— Richard Gell (@Gelly_LUFC) June 7, 2017
Would rather have grayson back than pardew or Ranieri #Lufc
— Martin Hall (@martyhall19) June 7, 2017
Latest from @PhilHayYEP
Karanka – not being considered
Ranieri – no truth to the rumours
Pardew – no contact from #LUFC
— White Knight LUFC (@WhiteKnightLUFC) June 7, 2017
— Angelina Leeds Fan (@AngieLeedsFan) June 7, 2017