Claudio Ranieri Announces Retirement from Football

Claudio Ranieri will be stepping down from his position as the coach of Cagliari by mutual agreement, the Serie A club confirmed on Tuesday. It has been reported by local media that the 72-year-old manager is planning to retire from the world of football altogether. This decision comes after Cagliari secured their spot in the Italian top flight for another season with an impressive away win against Sassuolo over the weekend.

Ranieri’s time with Cagliari marks his second stint with the club, having previously managed them back in 1988. Despite having one more year left on his contract, he has made the choice to leave the team after successfully guiding them to promotion from Serie B last season. In a statement released by Cagliari, they expressed gratitude towards Ranieri for always managing to help the team achieve their goals. The club emphasized the impact he has had on their history and the joy he brought to supporters through his coaching.

Claudio Ranieri, a seasoned coach, has an illustrious career in football that spans across various top clubs in Europe. Alongside Cagliari, he has managed teams like Juventus, AS Roma, and Inter Milan in Serie A. However, he is perhaps most famously known for his miraculous title-winning campaign with Leicester City in the Premier League back in 2016. Ranieri has also had stints at Chelsea, Fulham, and Watford in the English leagues, as well as coaching spells at Valencia and Atletico Madrid in LaLiga.

Ranieri’s last match in charge of Cagliari will be against Fiorentina on Thursday, marking the end of an era for both the coach and the club. In a video posted on Cagliari’s social media, Ranieri expressed his decision to retire from football at this time, stating that it feels like the right moment for him to step away from coaching. As he bids farewell to Cagliari, fans and players alike will remember the impact he has had on the team and the mark he leaves on the sport as a whole.


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