Claudio Ranieri back in management as Claude Puel and Martin O’Neill are out with new book adventures

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Looking at the clubs previous managers in the mirror makes good reading, and as we all know, leaving Leicester is not the end of the World, as life goes on in different areas of football.

We have taken a round to look up a few of the former men in charge, as the major news this week is the return of Claudio Ranieri to Cagliari, but also a new book released by Martin O’Neill.

MON will most certainly get great attention, launching his new autobiography, with a major tour of UK & Ireland giving him great attention. His life in football is a major one, to get all his stories into a book, might be a difficult task. Great to see MON getting the attention he deserves, a fantastic gentleman and football maestro.

We have in the past seen releases of different books regarding MON, but this is said to be a full and thorough autobiography of his life and a must read for any fan bumping into him as he made his journey around in football as a player and manager.

Claude Puel is also busy with his new autobiography. He was a legendary player at Monaco, as this was his only club as a player, making 488 league appearances for the club, being involved from 1979 to 1996. For fans that likes to get a better view of history regarding players and mangers of past and present, this is a buy to look for and today all can be translated, so no worries. Claude Puel left management in 2021 with his last involvement being in charge of St. Etienne. He has since worked as a pundit and was involved during the Qatar World Cup.

Craig Shakespeare is a master of coaching and has since leaving Leicester been at several clubs. He has been involved in different projects as assistant. Been at Watford with Nigel Pearson, at Everton with Sam Allardyce and most recently at Aston Villa and Norwich with Dean Smith. He is still at Norwich as they are fighting promotion back to the Premier League, currently in a 5th position as play-off’s looks more likely than a straight promotion, being 9 points a drift of Sheffield United currently 2nd.

Nigel Pearson is currently the manager of Bristol City. He has since leaving Leicester back in 2015, been in charge of OH Leuven, Derby and Watford before taking over at Ashton Gate. A bit of a struggle so far this season, as The Robins are 18th in the Championship. There are expectations of a promotion push, but it will probably be on hold as safety from relegation looks more of a goal to reach this term.

Sven Goran Eriksson is back in Sweden and his native area, as he recently took over as Director of Sports at IF Karlstand Fotboll. It will be very interesting to follow the progress, as this area is more known for ice-hockey and bandy, both being major sports. “Svennis” has recently been much involved in the Qatar World Cup, giving his expert words on tv, but from now all his concentration is on getting IF Karlstad Fotboll to the top league of Swedish football.

Once caretaker boss at Leicester, Colin Appleton, is in a struggle at Blackpool, with a possible relegation fight on his hands. At present in the Championship relegation zone, as they are in for a heavy fight towards the end of the season.

Another former manager, Paulo Sousa was last in charge of Flamengo in Brazil. He was dismissed from duties in June this year. He has later said that leaving the Polish national team, was the worst decision of his life, as he was payed out by the Brazilians. He was in charge of Poland for eleven months, being there from January 2021 to December 2021.


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