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Six Men Who Could Replace Claudio Ranieri At Leicester

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Claudio Ranieri, Manager of Leicester City is dejected during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Millwall and Leicester City at The Den on February 18, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Yesterday evening, Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri was sacked by the club, just months after winning the most unlikely of Premier League titles.

We now look at the potential replacements for the Italian.

Roberto Mancini

Mancini had a spell with the Foxes in 2001 and shares the honour with Ranieri of being a Premier League winner. The former Manchester City boss is available after leaving Inter Milan last August.

NAPLES, ITALY - JANUARY 19: Head coach of Inter Roberto Mancini during the TIM Cup match between SSC Napoli and FC Internazionale Milano at Stadio San Paolo on January 19, 2016 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images)

Alan Pardew

Out of work since his sacking by Crystal Palace in December and has been spotted at numerous Premier League grounds since as a spectator. A man with a mixed management career but capable of saving the Foxes from the drop.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Alan Pardew Manager of Crystal Palace looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Newcastle United at Selhurst Park on November 28, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Mark Warburton

Made his name after turning around the fortunes of Brentford. A highly rated manager that left Rangers under bizarre circumstances this month. Could be an outside bet but certainly a suitable candidate for the struggles.

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Mark Warburton manager of Brentford looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship Playoff semi-final first leg match between Brentford and Middlesbrough at Griffin Park on May 8, 2015 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Frank De Boer

Despite being regarded as one of Europe’s top young managers, the Dutchman only lasted 14 games at Inter Milan following his appointment from Ajax. Could be a risky but high profile appointment with the possibility of playing an attractive style.

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - DECEMBER 10: Ajax manager / head coach, Frank de Boer looks on during the group A UEFA Europa League match between AFC Ajax and Molde FK held at Amsterdam Arena on December 10, 2015 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Martin O’Neill

Consistently linked with the job at the King Power Stadium and he consistently distances himself. Although seemingly content in the Ireland job the Derryman could be the saviour that Leicester fans crave at this difficult time for the club.

Martin O'Neill dejected 26/6/2016

Nigel Pearson

Having already pulled off a great escape at the club two seasons ago, Pearson could be fancied for a third spell with the Foxes. However, after leaving under very controversial circumstances before their title winning run, it is unlikely a return will come to fruition.

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MAY 16: Nigel Pearson, manager of Leicester City looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Leicester City at Stadium of Light on May 16, 2015 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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Nick is a soccer, GAA and rugby fanatic who has a worrying obsession with the Irish football team. His articles focus on Irish football and he also writes some light-hearted pieces, particularly quirky starting XIs.