Fulham Name Claudio Ranieri As Manager

Claudio Ranieri has been appointed as manager of Fulham FC replacing Slavisa Jokanovic who was sacked.

Chairman of Fulham Football Club, Shahid Khan, made the announcement with a post on the club’s website on Wednesday.

Jokanovic’s dismissal comes after Fulham could only manage one win from their opening 12 Premier League matches since their promotion from the Championship, leaving them rooted to the bottom of the table.

Jokanovic had been in charge since 2015 and led the Cottagers to the Premier League via the play-offs in May.

67-year-old Ranieri’s last job in England saw him sensationally lead Leicester City to the Premier League title in the 2015–16 season.

“It is an honour to accept Mr. Khan’s invitation and opportunity to lead Fulham, a fantastic club with tradition and history,” said Ranieri, who spent last season in charge of French club Nantes.

“The objective at Fulham should never be to merely survive in the Premier League. We must at all times be a difficult opponent and should expect to succeed.

“This Fulham squad has exceptional talent that is contrary to its position in the table. I know this team is very capable of better performances, which we will work on straight away as we prepare for Southampton at the Cottage,” he added.

Fulham’s next match is Saturday 24th November versus Southampton at Craven Cottage.

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