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Leicester City eye two-time Chelsea boss as potential Claudio Ranieri successor

Leicester City are targeting former Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink to replace Claudio Ranieri, according to the Telegraph.

Ranieri was dismissed as Leicester boss earlier this week after a string of disappointing results. Despite Leicester’s poor form, it came as a surprise to the football world after the Italian was named as FIFA World Coach of the Year for his heroics with the Foxes last campaign.

Regardless of whether it was the correct decision or not to give Ranieri the boot, Leicester find themselves without a manager and need to appoint someone as soon as possible in order to adequately prepare for the end-of-season relegation scrap.

It appears as though they’re already taking steps to secure Ranieri’s replacement. According to the Telegraph, Leicester are eyeing Hiddink as the Premier League champion’s successor.

The Telegraph believe that talks have already taken place, with the Foxes hierarchy seeing the two-time Chelsea interim manager as the ideal replacement for Ranieri.

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