Claudio Ranieri appointed as Fulham manager after Slavisa Jokanovic’s sack

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Claudio Ranieri replaces Slavisa Jokanovic as Fulham manager

Fulham sacked Slavisa Jokanovic and replaced him with Claudio Ranieri. Ranieri, who guided Leicester City to the Premier League title in 2016, after the club had narrowly avoided relegation the season prior.

Ranieri was sacked in February 2017 after series of bad results. Then he joined Nantes in June 2017 and managed only a single season. He has been out of work since he left the French club.

Fulham have lost seven consecutive matches in all competitions under Jokanovic, who joined the club in December 2015 and led the club to the Premier League after beating Aston Villa in the play-offs last season. Fulham are currently at the bottom of the Premier League table with with just five points from 12 games. They have conceded 31 goals and have won just once all season.

Speaking to the press after his appointment Ranieri said “The objective at Fulham should never be to merely survive in the Premier League. I hope this season to be safe and then to follow the way of the chairman, to grow upwards.”

Ranieri’s first game in charge will be at home against fellow struggling side Southampton on Saturday, 24 November, followed by games against his former clubs Chelsea and Leicester.

 

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