Claudio Ranieri will leave his role as Nantes manager this summer after a breakdown in relationship with the club’s President Waldemar Kita.
The Italian was only appointed back in June of last year but will depart the club after just one campaign in charge.
Ranieri, who has guided Nantes to 10th position in the Ligue 1 table, was informed he would be relieved of his duties after their final match of the season against Strasbourg.
Claudio Ranieri will leave his role as Nantes manager this summer after one season in charge
The 66-year-old’s exit comes amid numerous reported bust-ups with the club’s owner, who had publicly criticised his management style and team selections.
Ranieri also failed to attend the club’s recent anniversary dinner, citing that he ‘couldn’t find a parking space’ as his reasoning.
Despite what seems like a acrimonious departure, the Nantes President, Kita, insisted the pair were amicable during a recent board meeting where the decision was made and that it had nothing to do with the personal issues between them.
‘We can’t hide anything. We had a meeting with the sponsors, he thanked everyone,’ Kita said.
Ranieri masterminded Leicester’s extraordinary Premier League triumph back in 2016
‘He has to be thanked for all the work he has done. It has not always been easy, there are regrets, but this is life and there is no anger.’
Ranieri, who masterminded Leicester’s extraordinary Premier League triumph back in 2016, had been linked to the vacant Italy post before Roberto Mancini was named Gian Piero Ventura’s new long-term successor on Monday.
He will begin the search for a new job after his final game in charge this Saturday and could find himself contemplating a return to English football with Everton and West Ham both looking for their next managers.