Claudio Ranieri will not have to wait long for another job following his sacking by Leicester City, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said on Tuesday.

Leicester’s decision to sack Ranieri less than 300 days after he took them to the Premier League title reverberated around world football and surprised Guardiola.

“But I think Claudio has to be proud. He is going to find immediately a new job.”

Leicester rediscovered their form on Monday in their first match since Ranieri’s sacking last week, outplaying Liverpool 3-1 to climb out of the relegation zone.

With no Premier League game last weekend, City enjoyed a short break in Abu Dhabi before returning to face promotion-chasing Huddersfield.

“We just trained two days. We cleared our minds. We stayed together, worked together,” Guardiola said.

City, who are third in the Premier League and well-placed to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League after a 5-3 home win against Monaco last week, will be without defender Vincent Kompany.

But Guardiola says the injury-plagued Belgian is nearly fit to return after a leg problem.

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