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Ex-Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri is being linked with the Greece national job after the World Cup.

Claudio Ranieri is looking for a new challenge and he may be offered his first national role with Greece.

Greece coach Fernando Santos won't be renewing his contract after the World Cup and there are reports in Italy that Ranieri has been offered the role.

Ranieri was sacked by Monaco despite leading them to second place in Ligue 1 last season.

But the Roman tactician, who led Chelsea between 2000 and 2004, has allegedly done enough to impress the Hellenic Football Federation.

It is being reported that Ranieri has been preferred to fellow Italian Marco Tardelli, who was also linked to the post.

Ranieri could be given a generous salary package but will be told that he must secure qualification for Euro 2016 as a minimum requirement.

At the age of 62, Ranieri has coached some of the biggest teams in Italy having worked at Juventus, Roma and Inter as well as Atletico Madrid and Valencia, but it is suggested that he sees a national team as the gap in his CV.

Greece are in Group C at the World Cup along with Colombia, Ivory Coast and Japan.

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