What West Ham United co-owner Karren Brady said about Claudio Ranieri's sacking at Leicester City

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 United are looking for a replacement for David Moyes at this moment in time.

Birmingham City's Chairman David Gold (L) and Managing Director Karren Brady (R) share a light moment as club co-owner David Sullivan (foreground-R) looks on before the kick off against...

West Ham United co-owner Karren Brady wrote in The Sun that Leicester City were correct to sack Claudio Ranieri when they did.

Leicester parted company with Ranieri mid way through last season, in what was a controversial decision at the time.

However, Brady suggested that Leicester’s owners were right to send the Italian packing.

She wrote: “Claudio Ranieri was a magnificent influence in winning the championship but lost his way this season.

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,...

“If club owners were convinced they were going down and, importantly, staying down, they did what they thought was right, refusing to allow his reputation to congeal as a one-hit wonder.”

The comments are particularly interesting now, as West Ham are believed to be considering Ranieri.

The Italian's odds to become West Ham’s next manager have tumbled in recent days, after his departure from Nantes was confirmed.

Nantes' Italian head coach Claudio Ranieri attends the French L1 football match between Nantes and Saint-Etienne at The La Beaujoire Stadium in Nantes, western France, on April 1, 2018.

Brady, of course, is no stranger to making controversial comments about past West Ham managers.

Brady had heavily criticised David Moyes before he took the West Ham job, and their relationship appeared largely unaffected.

If Ranieri was given the West Ham job it would be a divisive appointment among supporters at the London Stadium, as they seek a replacement for David Moyes.

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