Fulham on Wednesday after sacking Slavisa Jokanovic appointed an Italian veteran Claudio Ranieri who had previously coached Napoli, Fiorentina, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Valencia, Juventus, Roma, Inter Milan, and the Greece national team as manager in a bit to beat the drop from England’s Premier League. Jokanovic led Fulham back into England’s top flight in May 2018 but the 50-year-old Serbian has struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League. After 12 games, Fulham sit bottom of the pile with just five points and one win from 12 games.
Italian journeyman Ranieri has previously coached Napoli, Fiorentina, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Valencia, Juventus, Roma, Inter Milan, and the Greece national team.
But winning the title with Leicester two years ago remains the affable 67-year-old’s biggest career achievement.
Although Leicester stated that 2015-2016 league campaign on odds of 5000-1 to win the Premier League crown, Ranieri faces a similar challenge if he is to lift Fulham out of the doldrums.
He will take charge of his first game in 10 days’ time when Fulham welcome fellow strugglers Southampton to Craven Cottage