Italian boss Claudio Ranieri is set to make a comeback to football management after being sacked by Premier League club Leicester City last season.
The 65-year old is set to take over as the manager at Ligue 1 club FC Nantes once the French football federation ratifies the deal.
Ranieri led Leicester City to Premier League title during 2015-16 season and the feat is considered as one of the greatest accomplishments in football history.
However, a below par season during the next campaign saw the Foxes sack their most successful manager just months after their remarkable glory run. However, his incredible run in Champions League this season has helped Lecister reach qiarterfinals before getting knocked out by Spanish giants Atletico Madrid.
However, the Italian will be returning to dugout as Leicester had prevailed well under Craig Shakespeare since the departure of Ranieri.
Nantes club president Waldemar Kiya has also confirmed that a deal has been agreed for the appointment of Claudio Ranieri. However, the arrival is delayed as French Football Federation has a age cap of 65 which is the barrier right now for the club.
Speaking to France Info, club president Ndd Waldemar Kita said: “The League agrees, I believe that only the French Football Federation (FFF) with Mr. (Raymond) Domenech is delaying the appointment a little, I do not know why.
“What we are interested in is the experience of Ranieri as a footballer and coach, since we know that he has coached the biggest teams in Europe.”
The Italian will be replacing Sergio Conceicao, who left the club despite signing a new deal recently. The Portuguese manager will take a role at Porto.
Ranieri is one of the most respected managers in entire Europe as he managed many great clubs which include Napoli, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Roma, Inter Milan and Chelsea.
His experience in French league during his stint with Monaco between 2012 to 2014 will help the Italian to get to the things directly. Nantes would surely be delighted with the big managerial signing they made for the upcoming season and Ranieri will sign a two year deal with the club.
He will be returning to managing only in four months after his sacking at Leicester and would be keen to make another glorious story to Nantes who have finished in seventh position in Ligue 1 table last season.