how are Claudio doing, a full update on FC Nantes pre-season
DATE: 29.07.2017 - THE CUNNING FOX - NEWSDESK
Claudio Ranieri is back
in management and preparing FC Nantes for the start of the French
League. They finished 11 last season, and it will be interesting to
follow Claudio on this new adventure
Ranieri has also prevously worked in this league
with "high flying" Monaco. A club Claudio promoted back to the top
level and set the standards for what is going on there at the
moment. Now it's Nantes who will benefit from the knowledge of the "wizard".
TCF never really understood why Ranieri was sacked from his job at
Leicester. He turned things around away to Seville, and the absent
of Kasper Schmeichel and Riyad Mahrez during a crucial period of the
season was the real reason for bad results.
Nantes was a force in French football for many seasons and won their
last Championship back in 2001. Players such as Maxime Bossis,
Marcel Desailly, Claude Makalele, Henri Michel, Dimitri Payet,
Frankie Vercauteren and Mo Johnston are all former players in yellow
Four pre-season games are played. Two
draws against Lousanne and Hull. A win against Servette and loss v.
Ingolstadt. Just excactly the same as City's pre-seaon so far. Two
draws, one win and one defeat.
Ranieri has so far done some interesting signings. Defender Nicolas
Pallois from Bordeaux, goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu from Fiorentina,
and the duo forward Chidozie Aweziem and Joris Kayembe from Porto.
He has parted company with such players as goalkeeper Remy Riou (Alanyaspor),
talented midfielder Amine Harit (Schalke), and experienced defender
Oswaldo Vizcarrondo (Troyes).
The moves in the transfer market have strengthened the team, with
Pallois coming in for an aging Vizcarrondo, and Rumanian
international Tatarusanu a better option than Riou who has moved to
The team is one interesting with a number of skilled players. Two of
them are, former Fulham midfielder, Swedish international Alexander
Kacaniklic and former Ajax forward, Iceland international Kolbein
Sigtorsson. Both will be interesting to follow under the guidence of
One of the best players at Nantes, is Argentinian forward Emiliano
Sala, who so far has scored 18 goals in 65 league games. French U.20
international Abdolaye Toure. Could he get his big breakthrough
under Ranieri this season.
Also watch out for midfielder Adrien Thomasson, another 23 year old.
Rongler, Bammou, and Belgian veteran Gillett will be of great
importance. We wish Claudio Ranieri all the best on his next
adventure in football, and will be looking out for the FA Nantes
results this season.
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