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Ranieri Reportedly Heads Star-Studded Four Man Shortlist For Celtic Manager’s Job

Claudio Ranieri

Former Chelsea and Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri is being considered by Celtic as a possible candidate to take up the manager’s position at Parkhead, according to reports in Italy.

The 67-year-old is currently Roma’s head coach, but with his contract expiring in the summer, he is reportedly on a shortlist of managers the Bhoys’ hierarchy are considering.

Ex-Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, former PSG boss Laurent Blanc and ex-West Ham head coach Slaven Bilic are the other names believed to be options if the club opt against appointing interim manager Neil Lennon.

During his brief spell with the Giallorossi, Ranieri has won five, drawn three and lost two of his ten matches in charge. Heading into the final two games of the Serie A season, Roma are three points behind Atalanta in the race for the top four.

Of course, the Italian is most widely known for guiding Leicester to the Premier League title in 2016, but he has also managed Valencia, Juventus and Inter Milan during an illustrious career.