Fulham appoints Ranieri as new manager

Author: Daily Mail
Claudio Ranieri
Claudio Ranieri

Fulham have sacked Slavisa Jokanovic and appointed Claudio Ranieri as the manager in an attempted to rescue their season.

Jokanovic led the London club to promotion in May but has struggled to adapt them to life in the top flight despite a £100 million recruitment drive in the summer.

They are bottom of the league with five points from 12 games and chairman Shad Khan has turned to Ranieri who led Leicester to their remarkable title win in 2016.

Ranieri said: '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.'