Every transfer season brings with it a set of bizarre rumours but this time, we have quite a shocking story at hand, even before the commencement of the summer transfer window.
Ranieri led Leicester City to their fairytale win in the Premier League back in 2016 but given Mauricio Pochettino’s unparalleled influence and impact at Tottenham over the last few years, it seems highly unlikely for the club to replace him with the current Nantes manager.
There has been a lot of debate about Tottenham’s lack of silverware this season. Despite being one of the most consistent teams in the English top-flight, Spurs find themselves with an empty trophy cabinet. Although Ranieri is without a win in Nantes’ last 7 games, one cannot deny his skills and managerial credentials.
That said, Pochettino is integral to Tottenham’s success and if anybody can guide us to trophies, it is him. Our fellow supporters on Twitter had similar thoughts more or less. Here are some of the best reactions:
Reading reports about potentially seeing Ranieri at Tottenham next season.
Would be very very interesting. The man who essentially took the Premier League title away from them with Leicester.
He's never been a winner until then, and hasn't had a chance with a big team since…
— Vieri Capretta (@VieriCapretta) May 8, 2018
Noway will Ranieri go to Tottenham…
— JDM (@RFC_Smurf93) May 8, 2018
Tottenham fans expectations:
Gareth Bale signs Toby signs new contract
Tottenham fans get:
Johnny Evans on a free and Ranieri becomes new manager
— Sam Burton (@burtonbauer89) May 8, 2018
Pochettino is basically the Ranieri of 15 years ago. Taken Tottenham to a higher level but it will need a winner in charge to take the club to the next level. Not just Poch but Levy too.
— MM91 (@SerMM91) April 22, 2018
The combined prospects of Spurs talking to Claudio Ranieri and having to swim a kilometre at lunchtime have really killed any residual joy garnered from the weekend.
— George Ogier (@george_ogier) May 8, 2018
Ranieri linked with Spurs. Pochettino said some odd things in his FA Cup post-match interview. No smoke without fire etc. etc. Bye Mauricio.
— FK ☕️ (@fkhanage) May 8, 2018
What’s this I’ve just read about spurs in talks with ranieri over a managerial role?
— Deano (@deano311984) May 8, 2018
I know Spurs do a lot of stupid shit but if anyone actually believes that we’re in negotiations with Ranieri they have serious problems
— Ben (@thfcBG) May 8, 2018
Ranieri is a good manager but I can't see him at Spurs lol
— Addicted To Spurs (@addicted_spurs) May 8, 2018
Spurs replacing Poch with Ranieri will be a massive mistake
— Tabish (@10tabish) May 8, 2018
Spurs would be so so stupid to hand the reins of that team to Ranieri. Kai
— Monsieur Gyan-Davies (@FatherSiisi) May 8, 2018