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....where would we be now if he'd said 'yes' to Thaksin?
Monaco have appointed the former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri as their new coach, ending speculation linking him with a move to West Brom.
Italian Ranieri has signed a two-year deal with the French Ligue 2 club with the option for a further 12 months.
He held two rounds of talks with the Baggies earlier this month over the possibility of succeeding Roy Hodgson after his England appointment.
A Monaco statement read: "He clearly emerged as the outstanding candidate."
It continued: "He is regarded as one of the leading coaches in modern European football and brings to Monaco a wealth of experience and achievement in the game."
The 60-year-old, who was at Stamford Bridge from 2000 to 2004, has most recently been employed in his homeland, with spells at Parma, Juventus and Roma before an ill-fated stint at Inter Milan ended in March.
The former Schalke manager Ralf Rangnick and Birmingham's Chris Hughton are now the two frontrunners for the vacant Baggies post.