Former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri has been named Fulham’s new manager, replacing the sacked Slavisa Jokanovic. Jokanovic was under immense pressure after seeing the Cottagers slip to bottom of the Premier League table and owner Shahid Khan has now pulled the trigger on the Serbian.
The 50-year-old has been sacked – ending a three-year spell at the club – and immediately been replaced by Ranieri, who led the Foxes to the title in the 2015/16 season.
Speaking about his appointment, the Italian told the club’s official website: “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.”