Claudio Ranieri Set To Be Named Guinea Coach

Former Chelsea and Leicester City coach Claudio Ranieri is in the running to be named Guinea national coach after he was shortlisted for the position.

The Italian, who won the English Premier League with Leicester in 2016, is one of 17 coaches listed for interview by the Guinea Football Federation (Feguifoot) out of 87 applicants for the job.

According to Feguifoot, the 2016 Fifa coach of the year is scheduled to be interviewed in Conakry on Thursday.

The 67-year ole left Roma in May, having had a peripatetic career that has seen him coach a vast array of European clubs including Chelsea, Juventus, Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid, Valencia and Monaco.

Other notable names shortlisted by Feguifoot include former Belgium, Tunisia and Algeria coach Georges Leekens and the former DR Congo coach Florent Ibenge.

Former Burkina Faso and Gabon coach Paulo Duarte, ex-Togo coach Didier Six and Francois Zahoui who has coached both Ivory Coast and Niger will also be interviewed.

Whoever is named to the post will take over from Paul Put who was sacked after Guinea exited the recent Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in the second round.