Claudio Ranieri has been named manager of Nantes.

Rules set by LFP, operating under the French Football Federation, dictate that coaches aged 65 or over cannot be employed by league clubs. However, after the club appealed, the LFP released a statement which read: “The LFP’s legal commission have decided to authorise the signing of a professional contract between Monsieur Ranieri and Nantes.”

Ranieri was fired as manager of Leicester City less than one year after leading the club to the Premier League title in 2016.