Ranieri is new Fulham manager
Ranieri is Italian who won the title with Leicester City in season 2015/16. He is a replacement for Slavisa Jokanovic, according to reports. Jokanovic’s rejection comes after Fulham could just oversee one win from their opening 12 Premier League matches since their advancement from the Championship, leaving them anchored at the bottom of the table.
Ranieri said in his formal statement: “It is an honour to accept Mr. Khan’s invitation and opportunity to lead Fulham, a fantastic club with tradition and history. 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.”
Shahid Khan, Fulham chairman, said: “I wasn’t anticipating having to make this announcement related to Slavisa and wish the circumstances were such that I didn’t have to, but our path this season has led me to make what I know is the correct decision, at the right time, for our players, the club and our supporters. Slavisa will always have my appreciation and respect for everything he did to return Fulham to top-flight football. I am hoping everyone in the Fulham Family shares my heartfelt sentiments for Slavisa and joins me in wishing him success and good fortune, wherever his next stop may be.”
Fulham will play their next match on Saturday 24 November at home to Southampton. In addition to that, everyone hopes to see better performance from them. Their latest heavy defeat against Reds, who are on fire lately, didn’t helped Slavisa Jokanovic at all. Thus said, Fulham chairman had no choice but to fire him.