Sunday, 18th May, 2014



Current Monaco coach Claudio Ranieri is a surprise contender to take over as Lyon boss.

Ranieri is on the brink of being replaced as Monaco coach, despite having led the club to promotion from Ligue 2 last season and then to second place in Ligue 1 this term.




The principality club are believed to have an agreement with Sporting Lisbon boss Leonardo Jardim.

However, that may not mean Ranieri is finished in French football.

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According to L'Equipe, the former Inter coach is being considered as a potential new Lyon boss.

Current Lyon coach Remi Garde is standing down, having led Les Gones to a finish of fifth in Ligue 1.

Ranieri's Monaco finished their campaign with a 1-1 draw against Bordeaux last night, while Lyon won 1-0 at Nice.

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