Leeds fans react on Twitter to reported interest in Ranieri
By Derek Smithson
Leeds are reportedly interested in Claudio Ranieri for their vacant managerial role – and the club’s supporters have backed the move on Twitter.
The Daily Star claim that owner Andrea Radrizzani has approached the 65-year-old to become the new Whites boss and believes he could get them into the Premier League.
The report details that Aitor Karanka has been lined up as another potential suitor, but Ranieri is believed to be the first-choice target.
The Yorkshire giants are on the lookout for a new manager following Garry Monk’s resignation on Thursday, something that has left fans bitterly disappointed.
Ranieri is currently out of management following his shock dismissal from Leicester in February, despite winning the Premier League title with them in the 2015/16 campaign.
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The Italian has a wealth of experience after managing some of Europe’e elite clubs, but has never taken charge in the competitive league of the Championship before.
Leeds fans on social media have backed the move for the Premier League winner and feel he would be a great success at Elland Road.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) May 27, 2017
— Jack Crawford (@jackcrawfy) May 27, 2017
— Phillip Nash (@pmnas1) May 27, 2017
— Harry Evans (@evansylufc) May 26, 2017
Ranieri. Yes please ????@LUFC
— Josh Allison (@joshalli96) May 27, 2017
I'll take ranieri #lufc
— Jack Hill (@jackhill_1996) May 27, 2017
Right.. I'm going to say it… I WANT CLAUDIO RANIERI! #lufc
— Jamie Prior (@JLP_prior) May 27, 2017
Ranieri has been in charge at some of Europe’s biggest clubs, but his greatest achievement came with English side Leicester recently.
Leeds look set to offer him a chance back into English football and it looks like he would be warmly received.
The Yorkshire giants have had a long exile from the top flight and were dreaming of a return under Monk, but they fell just short of the play-off places.
In other Leeds news, Eddie Gray believes the club most move quickly to appoint a new manager.