Leicester City fans will of course be happy with their suddenly found form and the growing gap between them and the relegation zone, but there are still many who feel Claudio Ranieri was somewhat mistreated.
Winning the Premier League with Leicester City brought its own pressures for Ranieri and the club’s players and that ultimately led to relationships breaking down and the hugely motivational atmosphere of last season turning on its head.
Since his Leicester City exit, Ranieri has been linked with several jobs, some more attractive and realistic than others. The latest to pop up is Las Palmas.
Spanish newspaper AS reckon the English media are pushing Ranieri’s name forward in the case Quique Setién doesn’t renew and subsequently leaves the club.
Whilst those claims of English media reports seem at the very least overstated, perhaps of all the destinations on offer it would suit Ranieri. The former Leicester manager has good La Liga experience and taking on sunny Las Palmas would be attractive.
Just like at Leicester the club’s owners are ambitious and are willing to back that financially. There’s not a great deal of expectation to challenge at the top of the league, with Las Palmas currently 12th, but the squad has quality and there’s the chance of achieving something.
Although probably not quite as special as at Leicester.
First, Quique Setién needs to clarify his future.