Tuesday May 15 2012
Fiorentina make Ranieri contact

Claudio Ranieri has revealed that he’s held initial talks with Fiorentina about becoming their new Coach.

The Viola are looking for a tactician following the recent dismissal of Delio Rossi and Ranieri is available after his axing at Inter in March.

“For now, there has only been a small conversation with Fiorentina,” the former Chelsea boss told the Corriere dello Sport.

“I asked if I could meet with the Della Valle family because I know that they want to do something important.

“I’ve always had a splendid relationship with Florence and it would be an honour if the Della Valle family called me back.”

Ranieri spent four years with Fiorentina from 1993 and he led the club from Serie B into the Italian top flight. He also masterminded Coppa Italia and Italian Super Cup success in Tuscany.

“I’m really motivated and I’m looking for an opportunity for me to prove that, perhaps even in Florence – a city which loves true and beautiful football,” added the ex-Juventus boss.

Ranieri, however, has admitted that he’s been contacted by a number of other clubs ahead of the new campaign.

“I’ve received several offers,” he added. “I’ll evaluate them all, but Florence will remain in my heart no matter what twist my career now takes.”

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