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BANGKOK 18 January 2019 14:16
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Fulham sack Slavisa Jokanovic and appoint Claudio Ranieri

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You can't accuse Fulham chairman Shahid Khan of being indecisive  -  put him in charge of Brexit negotiations!

 

Fulham have sacked manager Slavisa Jokanovic and replaced him with Claudio Ranieri, who guided Leicester to the Premier League title in 2016.

Jokanovic makes way with the Cottagers sitting bottom of the Premier League table with five points from 12 matches.

Italian Ranieri, 67, has been given a "multi-year" contract by the Londoners.

"Making a change without having the right answer or succession plan was not an option," said Fulham chairman Shahid Khan.

"So having someone of Claudio's calibre ready to accept our challenge was comforting but, most of all, essential.

"Claudio is risk-free and ready-made for the Premier League, and particularly so for what we need at this moment at Fulham.

"His recent body of work with Leicester City is literally legendary, and then you look at Claudio's experience with Chelsea and big clubs throughout Europe, and it's pretty evident we are welcoming an extraordinary football man to Fulham Football Club."

Khan said he and his son Tony Khan, the club's vice chairman and director of football operations, spoke with a number of potential candidates over the past week.

"It is an honour to accept Mr Khan's invitation and opportunity to lead Fulham, a fantastic club with tradition and history," said Ranieri, who spent last season in charge of French club Nantes.

"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."

Ranieri's first game in charge will see Fulham host Southampton at Craven Cottage on Saturday, 24 November.

"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," he added.

 

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Tough on Jokanovic. He worked particularly well with fellow countryman Mitrovic. 

Good luck to Ranieri.

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2 hours ago, champers said:

Tough on Jokanovic. He worked particularly well with fellow countryman Mitrovic. 

Good luck to Ranieri.

he'll need it, Ranieri, hugely overated manager  IMO, jokanovic couldnt find a consistent way/shape  for his team/squad to stabalize  and move forward, tbh cant see ranieri doing much here, dont like to see teams with decent footballers struggle so lets hope i'm wrong  

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14 hours ago, RonniePickering22 said:

Fulham are a tidy little outfit but when Dembele came on their midfield crumbled and never recovered.

 

Seems that's a pattern for them....no heart in the side.

he chopped and changed his team SO many times  didnt give ANYTHING  time to develop.

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