Wilfred Nidid and Ahmed Musa's former coach Claudio Ranieri quit Ligue 1 club Nantes at the end of the season as the club owner Waldemar Kita announced.
The 66-year-old who led Leicester City to an incredible Premier League triumph two years ago will leave The Green and Yellows despite leading Nantes to tenth in the table.
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Ranieri enjoyed a fantastic start to the Ligue 1 season with Super Eagles defender Chigozie Awazien but his relationship with the club became strained after a downturn in results.
President Kita announced that the Italian coach would be leaving, and today it has been officially confirmed a statement on the club’s website
"The club and the coach have decided to separate by mutual agreement.
"We thank Claudio Ranieri and his staff for all the work done this season and wish them much success in their future projects.”
"I want to thank the President because he allowed me to come to Nantes, to go back to France and Ligue 1.
"I want to thank the fans who have been great and have really been behind us. I want to thank my players because the first part of the season was great, even though the second part was more complicated.
"They gave everything, and for me, it’s important that they gave their all. I want to thank everyone who works for the club.
"I’ve had a really good time here with you, I hope Nantes will continue to progress.” Ranieri also commented on his departure.
States and Germany manager Jurgen Klinsmann has been linked with the Nantes job.