Football

Ranieri signs for Nantes

Italian Claudio Ranieri is the new coach of Nantes, the Ligue 1 side said yesterday, just four months after he was sacked by Leicester City.

Nantes had to ask for - and received - special dispensation from French league officials to hire the 65-year-old as he has reached the manager's age limit of 65.

Nantes finished seventh in Ligue 1 last season but a week ago agreed to allow Portuguese coach Sergio Conceicao to return to his homeland and take over the reins at Porto. - AFP