Ranieri appointed as Roma manager eight days after sack Fulham sack

Claudio Ranieri who was sacked by Fulham eight days ago after winning only three of his 17 games in charge has been has been appointed Roma manager until the end of the season.

The former Leicester and Chelsea boss, Ranieri, 67, will replace Eusebio di Francesco, who was sacked on Wednesday after losing 4-3 on aggregate to Porto in the Champions League last 16.

Di Francesco, 49, took over in June 2017, leading Roma to last year’s Champions League semi-finals, where they were beaten by Liverpool.

Ranieri managed the club between 2009 and 2011 and have since managed Inter Milan, Monaco, Greece, Leicester City, Nantes, and Fulham.

He said, “I’m delighted to be coming back home, when Roma call you, it’s impossible to say no.”

Roma sporting director Monchi also left the club earlier on Friday.

Ranieri took over at Fulham last November after the sacking of Slavisa Jokanovic and after wining only 3 out of 17 games he was sacked just 106 days.

His first match will be Roma vs Empoli on Monday 11th March, 2019 at 12:30 PM (PT).



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