Fulham sacked Claudio Ranieri after 17 games in charge

Claudio Ranieri has been sacked by Fulham just 106 days in charge and 16 Premier League games including an FA Cup.

The Fulham Football Club Chairman Shahid Khann named Scott Parker as caretaker in charge of the London club.

They are currently 19th in the Premier League table. The final straw for Ranieri came on Wednesday, after Fulham was beaten 2-0 by a co-relegation battle team – Southampton. The travelling fans chanted “you don’t know what you’re doing” in his direction.

The defeat left them 10 points from safety with 10 league games remaining. Ranieri, 67, took over in November after the sacking of Slavisa Jokanovic.

Ranieri won only three of his 17 games as manager, and his Premier League record is thus: P16 W3 D3 L10. He lost FA Cup third-round against League Two Oldham

In a statement on Fulham website, the Chairman Shahid Khan said: “Claudio walked into a difficult situation, inheriting a side that gained only one point in its prior eight matches, and he provided an immediate boost by leading our club to nine points in his first eight matches as manager.

“Though we were unable to maintain that pace thereafter, I am grateful for his effort. Claudio leaves Fulham as our friend and he will undoubtedly experience success again soon.

“Scott’s immediate assignment is merely to help us stabilise, grow and rediscover ourselves as a football club.

“If Scott can answer that challenge, and our players respond to the opportunity, perhaps victories will follow in the months ahead.”

Ranieri led Leicester City to a miraculous Premier League title triumph in 2016, but was dismissed after just nine months later, then he took charge of French Ligue 1 sides Nantes for just one season.

Scott Parker, former midfielder with no managerial experience will become the sixth manager of Fulham in 56 Premier League game.

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