Nantes owner Waldemar Kita insists there is no problem between him and Claudio Ranieri but reiterates ‘he’d be able to leave for Italy’.
The pair’s relationship had reportedly been strained by Nantes’ loss of form, while Ranieri failed to attend the club’s 75th anniversary dinner last week on the grounds that he could not find a parking space.
However, Kita told L’Equipe: “There are a lot of people trying to stir controversy between the Coach and I, and there’s no controversy to be had.
“He does his job, I do mine. We get on very well, it’s quite normal that he’s unhappy with our results, like I am, but neither of us have any problems with each other.
“Therefore, let’s stop the controversy where there is none. The season finishes in three weeks, there have been ups and downs, but that’s the life of a club and a team.
“Let me be clear: there’s no problem between the us. We’re not at ‘war’ because we’re not getting the results we want.
“His future? Let’s wait until the end of the season. Sincerely, I repeat: for Italy, he’d be able to leave, but nothing’s been decided yet.
“As for what I think, I hope he stays because we’ve started a project, which we must continue, otherwise it’ll be hassle on our part.”
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