Claudio Ranieri is back in the Premier League with Fulham, two years after overheating 5.000-1 odds to win the title…
Claudio Ranieri is back in the Premier League with Fulham, two years after overheating 5.000-1 odds to win the title with Leicester.
The 67-year-old Italian coach was hired on Wednesday by Fulham, who announced that he burned off Slavic Jokanovic at the same time. The London club is last in the league.
“Fulham’s goal should never be to survive only in the Premier League,” Ranieri said in a statement. “We must always be a hard opponent and should expect to succeed. This Fulham group has outstanding talent that is contrary to its position in the table.”
Jokanovic led Fulham back to the Premier League after a four-year absence but the team has only one victory and five points from 1
Fulham, owned by American billionaire Shad Khan, then plays Southampton on November 24th.
“Making a change without having the correct answer or follow-up plan was not an option, so having one of Claudio’s caliber ready to accept our challenge was comforting, but most importantly,” said Khan, who also owns NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.
“Claudio is risk-free and ready Fulham said that Khan and his son Tony, vice president, talked with coaching candidates in the past week before Ranieri appeared as the” mutual and obvious choice. “
Ra Nieri had previously coached in London in Chelsea from 2000-04. He was fired by Leicester 2017, nine months after leading the team to his first English title.
“His latest character of Leicester City’s work is literally legendary, and then you look at Claudios experience of Chelsea and big clubs across Europe, “said Khan,” and it is quite obvious that we welcome an extraordinary footballman to Fulham. “
Ranieri’s last job ended in May and left Nantes halfway through a two-year contract with the French club. Ranieri will not have full control at Fulham, saying that Tony Khan continues to monitor transfers and player contracts as director of football. ]