Relations between Claudio Ranieri and Nantes president Waldemar Kita aren’t the best at the moment, the Italian as good as inviting Kita to fire him after the team lost 2-0 to Lyons on Saturday, a defeat that left them 10th in the table. “If the President isn’t happy with me,” he said, “there’s just one thing to do”.
By all accounts, things took a turn for the worse between the men when Ranieri failed to appear at the club’s 75th anniversary dinner. He could have just said he had a headache, but no, his excuse was, well, unique:
“When I arrived at the venue for the ceremony, there were too many cars in the parking lot. It was impossible for me to find a space. I asked the driver to take me towards Nantes airport where I took a private plane to London because my apartment had a leaky ceiling due to heavy rain over the last few days.”
Never change, Claudio.