Well, we did say that he was one of the “good” candidates.
While the end of his career at Leicester ended all in tears, the former Chelsea manager won the Premier League with a squad that barely escaped relegation the previous season and limped to a fairly pedestrian finish this season.
While Ranieri has coached some of the biggest teams in Italy and Europe, he is best known in England as the Chelsea manager before Jose Mourinho took over the club and went on an unbelievable run and as the worker of a miracle at the King Power Stadium.
New owner of Leeds Andrea Radrizzani was apparently looking to make a splash as an owner after taking over Massimo Cellino, and while the departure of Garry Monk has left a rather poor impression on the fans, an appointment of someone like Ranieri would immediately relieve a lot of the fears of the fans that Leeds would end up with someone like Sam Allardyce or Alan Pardew.
Let’s hope that this isn’t just wishful thinking upon the part of the staff of the Daily Star.