Ranieri set to exit French soccer's Nantes

English Premier League-winning coach Claudio Ranieri is leaving French club Nantes at the end of the Ligue 1 season.

According to French media reports, Nantes president Waldemar Kita has confirmed the Italian manager will be in charge of his final game on Saturday against Strasbourg.

Speaking during a public meeting related to the building of Nantes' planned new stadium, Kita told L'Equipe newspaper: "He has to be thanked for all the work he has done. It has not always been easy. There are regrets, but this is life and there is no anger."

Ranieri was appointed in June on a two-year deal after the surprise departure of fan favourite Sergio Conceicao.

Nantes have been in poor form in recent weeks, winning just one of their past eight league matches. The club are 10th on the table.

Nantes did not confirm Ranieri's departure but a spokeswoman told AP the move could be made official later on Thursday.

Ranieri coached Leicester to a stunning 2016 EPL title.