Former Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has emerged as a surprise target to become Celtic’s new manager, according to, cited by talkSPORT

The 67-year-old currently manages AS Roma, however, the Italian is expected to leave the Serie A giants at the end of the season. 

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The report claims that the former Foxes manager is on Celtic’s managerial shortlist, along with former West Ham manager Slaven Bilic, who recently confirmed his interest in the Celtic Park vacancy. 

Ranieri has held 19 positions as a manager since 1986, leading the likes of Chelsea, Valencia, Monaco, Greece and Leicester. 

The Italian was at the heart of the greatest English league victory of all time, when he led the Foxes to the Premier League title in 2015-16. 

Neil Lennon is currently in charge of Celtic on an interim basis, however, with the likes of Ranieri, Jose Mourinho and Rafael Benitez all linked with the vacancy in recent weeks, the search for the next Hoops boss appears to be heading on a worldwide tour. 

Ranieri's managerial accomplishments