Former Chelsea and Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri could be set for a sensational move to Leeds United.
Ranieri has opened the door on a return to English football after leaving French outfit Nantes earlier this month.
The 66-year-old famously led Leicester to the Premier League title in 2016 and he has told Sky Sports that he would like to manage in England again.
“Why not? I don’t know now, but one day I’d like to come back to England,” he said.
“I am waiting (for offers) – I have some good situations but I’m waiting to find the right solution.”
Ranieri’s comments led to the odds of him becoming the next Leeds manager being slashed, with numerous online bookmakers temporarily suspending the market.
Betting was reopened with the Italian priced at 6/1 to be appointed at Elland Road. Here is how fans reacted to the news that Ranieri could be the next Leeds manager.
— Mick Ward (@MWardy21) May 27, 2018
it doesnt hurt to dream
ranieri = dream
heck = nightmare
its not side that attracts its the name LEEDS UNITED
also AR fellow countryman etc
— gavin lane (@Addy62Gavin) May 27, 2018
It baffles me that fans of a bottom half championship side (and have been garbage for 17 years) think they can attract Ranieri.
— Lee.ds (@anyoldsport) May 27, 2018
I don’t really think we’ll get Ranieri, but I find it odd that people wouldn’t want him. We’ve just finished 13th in the second division.
— CK (@ephemeraljoy) May 27, 2018
In the unlikely event that Ranieri is the next manager of Leeds, the last time he managed a second tier side he got Monaco promoted as champions then came 2nd in Ligue. 1 in his second season there #lufc #justsaying
— James Howson (@BigJimmy_V) May 27, 2018
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) May 27, 2018
If this does happen think Claudio Ranieri would be a very exciting appointment and would only help attract better players to club though he would expect financial backing in the transfer window #LUFC #Ranieri https://t.co/gJLMbC1PjO
— Neil Summers (@neilyboy1919) May 27, 2018