Cape Town - Former
Rennes head coach Rolland Courbis has refuted claims he could be in
line to replace the departed Claudio Ranieri as manager of defending
Premier League champions Leicester City.
The Foxes are currently in the market for a new manager after Ranieri was unexpectedly sacked on Thursday.
The Italian achieved the impossible last season by winning the
Premier League with a much-unfavoured Leicester side, but they have
struggle this term and are dangerously close to getting sucked into a
Names such a Roy Hodgson and Roberto Mancini have been thrown out, as
well as Courbis, who currently hosts a football-related radio show in
France, but he has firmly denied he considering taking up the challenge.
"Does it interest me? No not at all. A challenge like that one, two
and a half months before the end, I have already endured," he told BFM TV.
"But now, no. It was a mission for me a few years ago, it was even
exciting. But aside from that, to have the reputation as a firefighter
is not enough."
Assistant coach Craig Shakespeare will take charge when The Foxes welcome Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool to the King Power Stadium in an English Premiership clash on Monday evening.
kick off is at 22:00.