Ligue 1: Claudio Ranieri baffled by Nampalys Mendy decision
Monaco coach Claudio Ranieri claims he is at a loss to explain Nampalys Mendy's decision to leave the club this summer.
Last Updated: 22/05/13 12:20pm
The 20-year-old midfielder's contract expires in June and he met with Ranieri yesterday to discuss his future but told the Italian he planned to leave, claiming he feared his playing time would be limited at Monaco.
But Ranieri responded with bemusement having fielded Mendy 31 times in the league this past season.
"I do not understand his attitude," Ranieri told L'Equipe. "As soon as I saw him play, I said here is our (Claude) Makelele. I trusted him and I played him.
"I think he will miss out a great deal. But it's his life, not mine. He has preferred to listen to his brother and agent and not his coach. It's a shame."