Former Roma and Leicester City manager, Claudio Ranieri, has announced that he is leaving Sampdoria after two seasons.
The Genova-based side revealed on their official website this afternoon that the 69 year-old would not return next season.
“I told the team I won’t be staying for next year,” Ranieri said.
“I want to thank everyone, the players were fantastic throughout the lockdown period, which helped us avoid relegation. We fought very hard this year, we had several good performances. To my players, I say ‘Thank You’ with all my heart.”
He continued, “I’m sorry we weren’t able to greet the supporters at the stadium and show them a Sampdoria that fought for every ball and against every opponent.”
“I sincerely hope that they enjoyed having me as the manager and a representative of the club.”
It remains to be seen what’s next for Ranieri, but according to Sky Sport, his preference is to continue managing in Serie A.