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Gary Lineker: 'Leicester City's Claudio Ranieri appointment uninspiring'

Gary Lineker says that Claudio Ranieri's appointment as Leicester City is an "uninspiring" choice.

Former Leicester City striker Gary Lineker has described the appointment of new manager Claudio Ranieri as "uninspiring".

The 63-year-old, who spent four years in charge of Chelsea, signed a three-year deal with the Foxes on Monday.

The Italian takes over from Nigel Pearson, who was sacked last month following his son James's involvement in a racist sex tape.

After Ranieri's appointment was announced, Lineker tweeted: "Claudio Ranieri? Really?"

He added via BreatheSport: "Claudio Ranieri is clearly experienced, but this is an uninspired choice by Leicester. It's amazing how the same old names keep getting a go on the managerial merry-go-round."

Ranieri has managed seven clubs since leaving Chelsea in 2004.


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Monaco's Italian coach Claudio Ranieri looks on before the kick of a French L1 football match between Bordeaux and Monaco on August 10, 2013
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