The experienced former Chelsea and Netherlands coach was in the frame to replace Ranieri after the Italian was sacked just nine months after leading Leicester to a shock Premier League title.
But the Dutchman, 70, told The Sunday Times: «To be strictly correct, I didn’t talk directly with Leicester. But you know how the line goes. ‘They think of you…’
«They asked not directly but indirectly, but I said no. If you have decided to sack Ranieri, why don’t you go with your number two guy?»