Ranieri: PSG to dominate for decade
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Monaco coach Claudio Ranieri warned Friday that Paris Saint-Germain will turn French Ligue 1 into a one-horse race for the next decade unless other teams invest in the coming years. The Italian's future at his club remains uncertain with PSG claiming a second straight title after Monaco were held to a 1-1 draw by Guingamp midweek with only two matches of the season remaining.

Ranieri's side will have to settle for the runners-up spot and automatic UEFA Champions League qualification.

"In the coming decade Paris can win the title eight times, unless another club invests a lot of money," said Ranieri. "Monaco could for example. That depends on its philosophy, on the financial fair play as well. More seriously I think that whoever has the financial capacity and the possibility to spend money, has the right to do so."

However he refused to be drawn on his future with the Rivera side.

I think that whoever has the financial capacity and the possibility to spend money, has the right to do so.
Claudio Ranieri, Monach coach

"I'm focusing on the final matches," he said. "The players read the papers. When everything is official, they will know. As for an eventual meeting with management it will be next week or the week after."

Ranieri said he was happy with his season at the Ligue 1 runners up.

"In my career I've had more good seasons than average ones. Titles in Italian Serie B and C, Ligue 2. Second and third with Juve, second with Roma or Chelsea. One of the greatest seasons was with Chelsea in 2002-03. Without a transfer we assured Champions League qualification.

"(Roman) Abramovich bought Chelsea at the end of that season because the club were in the Champions League. If he hadn't come, the club, without money, was dead. The following year we built the team in July and August. But we finished second and Champions League semi-finalists against Monaco. My two seasons here (Monaco) were also very good."