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Former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri has been included on a 17-man shortlist to become Guinea coach, according to Daily Mail.
According to the report, the Italian was among 87 applicants for the role and is one of 17 coaches to be interviewed by the Guinea Football Federation. The 67-year-old is scheduled to be interviewed in Conakry on Thursday.
Ranieri managed Chelsea between 2000 and 2004 before he was replaced by Jose Mourinho.
Ranieri, who famously managed Leicester City to Premier League glory in 2016, is reportedly favourite for the job.
Ranieri’s most recent job was with Roma at the backend of last season, where he guided them to six wins in 12 games. He has managed Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Monaco among other clubs in a 33-year management career.
Guinea have been without a head coach since the departure of Paul Put in July. He was sacked after Guinea were knocked out of the recent Africa Cup of Nations by Algeria at the round of 16 stage.
Put was subsequently banned for life from all football related activities in Guinea by Feguifoot after he was found guilty of allegedly breaching the institution’s code of ethics and its code of discipline.