Report: Former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri interested in Newcastle job

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The ex-Chelsea manager is reportedly keen on taking the reigns of Newcastle United.

The former Chelsea boss is currently out of work, and a report in the Chronicle claims that he is interested in taking charge of Newcastle United, whether on a short-term or long-term deal.

As well as the Blues, Ranieri has worked extensively in his homeland of Italy - with Juventus, Parma, Cagliari, Roma and Internazionale - as well as with Monaco, with whom he won France’s Ligue 2 title.

His most recent role was in charge of Greece’s international side, who he took charge of following the 2014 World Cup. However, he only lasted until November 2014, being sacked after failing to win any of his four games in charge.

At 62-years-old, Ranieri is actively looking at getting back into work, and he is said to be keen on taking charge of the Magpies, either straight away, or at the end of the campaign.

The club have already ruled out replacing John Carver with just three games to play, despite Newcastle losing eight games in a row and sitting only two points clear of the relegation places.

This opens the door for Ranieri to head to St James’ Park for the start of next season. However, there is no indication in the report as to whether the Italian veteran will retain his interest in the role should Newcastle be relegated to the Championship, which is looking very likely at this moment in time.

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