Belfast Telegraph

Leicester to offer Ranieri longer deal as Italy ready to pounce

By Staff Reporter

Leicester City are ready to offer Claudio Ranieri a new contract after he won the title with the 5,000-1 shots. Foxes vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha confirmed he would talk to the 64-year-old in the summer with a fresh deal on the agenda.

Italian Federation president Carlo Tavecchio wants Ranieri  to coach Italy to a World Cup win - with current boss Antonio Conte joining Chelsea after Euro 2016.

But Aiyawatt, known as Top, is ready to hold talks with Ranieri after they finish the season at the Italian's former club Chelsea on Sunday.

"It's not fair to talk now with one game to go. When we talk about something, it's long term, not just until September," he said.

Ranieri has always played down the need to sign a new deal after he penned a three-year contract as the surprise choice to replace Nigel Pearson last year.

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