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Claudio Ranieri wants EPL comeback

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Ranieri to reject Nice for EPL return

Claudio Ranieri is reportedly keen on a return to Premier League management following his dismissal from Leicester City midway through the campaign.

Ranieri was asked to leave his post with the English champions in February just nine months after a historic and maiden league triumph.

According to The Mirror, the Italian is eager to prove himself again in England, and he will snub the chance to manage Nice next term.

Both Slaven Bilic and Claude Puel face uncertain futures at West Ham United and Southampton respectively, and the exit of either could strengthen Ranieri's chances of a comeback.

Out of those managers, Puel appears to be the one on the hot seat following a rift with a couple of first-team players whilst holding a winless record over the past outings.

Ranieri had overseen a dismal run for Leicester during the ongoing campaign, and this had urged the club's hierarchy for a change with the club lingering near the drop zone.

The East Midlands club have since managed to have a huge upturn in form, and this has pushed them up to ninth in the table with just three games to play.