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Ranieri open to West Brom approach

ESPN staff
May 5, 2012
Claudio Ranieri has managed in the Premier League before, with Chelsea

Claudio Ranieri has suggested he could be open to taking the West Brom job following Roy Hodgson's appointment as England manager.

Ranieri, who had a spell at Chelsea between 2000 and 2004, is on the hunt for a new role having being sacked by Inter Milan in March.

Inter had won just one of ten league matches before his sacking, and were eighth in Serie A at the time when he left the club.

But despite his forgettable tenure at the San Siro, Ranieri can still point to an impressive CV, and would give consideration to adding the Baggies to the list of clubs he has managed.

Asked if he would like to come back to manage in England, and whether he would be receptive to an approach from West Brom, Ranieri told ESPN: "Why not? Never say never. I will listen to everything. If there is a good project, why not."

Hodgson will remain in charge of West Brom until the end of the Premier League season, before turning his attention to England's Euro 2012 campaign.

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