Monaco sack manager Claudio Ranieri
Monaco have parted ways with their manager Claudio Ranieri, despite the Italian leading the French outfit to second-place in Ligue One.
The news was revealed on the clubs Twitter page which notified its followers that they had decided to sack the former Chelsea manager.
The club’s vice-president Vadim Vasilyev said to reporters: “I confirm that Claudio Ranieri is leaving soon. We decided to break up. I would like to pay tribute to Claudio Ranieri, who did a good job. It is never easy to take a club from Ligue 2 to the Champions League. But we believe that at this stage we need a new dynamic.”
Ranieri ends his two-year stay at the club, where he made some notable additions to the squad. The former Valencia manager also signed up Radamel Falcao and Joao Moutinho, amongst plenty of others such as Ricardo Carvalho and Eric Abdial.
Ranieri steered the club from Ligue 2 to Ligue 1 and helped them finish second to Paris Saint-Germain this season. However, the board have decided the club were not progressing enough considering how much money had been spent so have decided to part ways with the Italian.
Monaco conceded just 31 goals in Ligue 1 this season