Thursday, 15th May, 2014

Claudio Ranieri insists he is continuing as Monaco coach despite being continually linked with the chop.

The Italian tactician led Monaco to promotion from Ligue 2 last season and now has the side poised to finish second in Ligue 1, securing Champions League football for next term.

However, his position is under threat, with a number of coaches linked with replacing him at the Stade Louis II.

But Ranieri, preparing his side for the last game of the season against Bordeaux on Saturday, is clinging to his post.


"I stay at Monaco. I have a contract for another year so I'm continuing", he explained at a press conference.

"I'm professional, very professional, so I want to win the last game.

"I haven't signed anything. The club have not told me anything, so I continue."

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