Premier League title winner Claudio Ranieri sacked... West Ham fans split on potential appointment

Nantes' Italian head coach Claudio Ranieri looks on ahead of the French L1 football match between Caen (SMC) and Nantes (FCN) on February 4, 2018, at Michel d'Ornano stadium in Caen,...

West Ham fans are split on the possibility Claudio Ranieri could replace David Moyes.

Nantes' Italian head coach Claudio Ranieri looks on ahead of the French L1 football match between Caen (SMC) and Nantes (FCN) on February 4, 2018, at Michel d'Ornano stadium in Caen,...

Claudio Ranieri is finding the follow up to his shock 2016 Premier League title success with Leicester City rather difficult.

The Italian was fired midway through the very next season by Leicester despite an impressive Champions League run, with the Foxes panicking over their domestic form.

He took a job at Nantes last summer but he has now been fired despite the unfancied side sitting in a healthy 10th place with one game to go, BBC Sport report.

Leicester City's Italian manager Claudio Ranieri (C) and Leicester City's English defender Wes Morgan hold up the Premier league trophy after winning the league and the English Premier...

So could a return to the Premier League be on the horizon?

There are a number of high profile jobs available and West Ham United fans are hopeful he could end up replacing David Moyes.

Moyes left the Hammers just this week after guiding them to safety and the club's plans are not yet clear.

 

 

 

 

 

Ranieri was not a popular appointment at Leicester when he took over and he defied even the most over optimistic expectation when he won the title in his first season in charge.

He is a proven miracle worker but leading West Ham to a top six finish would be seen as almost as big an achievement if he could somehow manage it.

So far he has found it tough to recapture his 2015/16 success, and the often chaotic backdrop of the West Ham boardroom is not the recipe for a follow up.

Expectations would be unfairly high and while Ranieri would not be scared of the job, he is far from a surefire success if they appoint him.

While some West Ham fans were hopeful (above) about a move to appoint him, others urge the board decisively not to do it, branding him a one hit wonder and arguing it would make the club a 'laughing stock'.

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