Cagliari owner Tommaso Giulini has told the Italian media he isn’t interested in bringing Claudio Ranieri back to the Serie A club this summer. Ranieri has been without a job since being sacked by Leicester City earlier this year, but in recent days he’s been linked with a return to football with both Leeds United and Cagliari.

TuttoSport have reported on comments made by Guilini when the Cagliari president was asked if Ranieri would be brought in to replace current manager Massimo Rastelli.

Rastelli was instrumental in Cagliari returning to Serie A, and it seems Guilini will stay loyal to the 48-year-old. He informed the Italian press Rastelli will still be charge of the Sardinian club next season.

“No, no, Rastelli remains,” said the Cagliari chief.

Since the departure of Garry Monk last month Leeds United have been linked with a number of managers, including Ranieri. This week it was reported by YEP the odds on Ranieri taking the Leeds United job had tumbled, and that the former Chelsea boss was now one of the favourites to replace Monk.

The Italian has tried to play down these rumours, but it’s likely he will continue to be linked with a move to Elland Road, given his former club Cagliari aren’t interested.