Claudio Ranieri has taken up his 23rd coaching role with his return to Serie B side Cagliari.
Ranieri, 71, last coached Watford in the Premier League last season, before he was sacked in January of this year.
The Italian returns to Cagliari after more than 30 years coaching elsewhere in Italy, England, France and Spain and has signed a contract with them until June 2025.
Ranieri took charge of the Italian side in 1988 and guided them from the third tier to Serie A with successive promotions, before then moving to Napoli in 1991.
Ranieri has had a storied coaching career which began in 1986, with the pinnacle undoubtedly winning the Premier League with Leicester City in the 2015-16 season. He has also won the Coppa Italia, Copa del Rey and UEFA Super Cup during his time in management.
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Cagliari, meanwhile, are back in Serie B after finishing 18th in Serie A last season. They had spent six consecutive years in the Italian top flight since their last spell in Serie B, which came in the 2015-16 campaign.
Ranieri replaces Fabio Liverani, the former Leyton Orient manager, who was sacked after just six months in charge of Cagliari.
The Sardinian side are 14th in Serie B with five wins from their opening 18 league games.
Cagliari are back in action on December 26 with a home game against Cosenza.
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