Ranieri Axed by Fulham as Premier League relegation looms

The Italian Tactician who won the Premier League Title with Leicester City in 2016, have failed to master-mind a premier league revival for the Cottagers.

An immediate return to the Championship looking all but inevitable. Claudio Ranieri took charge of 17 games at Craven Cottage, after taking over from Slavisa Jokanovic who got them promoted from the Championship.

After guiding them to a 3-2 Victory over Southampton in his first game in charge, he managed just 2 further wins since.

Mid week loss at St Mary’s was Fulham’s eighth defeat in nine matches in all competition. with relegation all but certain.

“I am obviously disappointed with the recent results and that we could not build on the good start we made following my appointment,” said Ranieri.

“Finally, I would like to thank the club, the players and the fans for the support they have given me during my time at the club.”

Former Fulham Midfielder and First Team Coach Scott Parker, who made over 100 league appearances for the Club between 2013-2017, will take charge as caretaker manager

The Ex-England international becomes the club’s sixth manager manager since 2013.

Club Owner Khan said, “Scott’s immediate assignment is merely to help us stabilize, grow and rediscover ourselves as a football club,”

“If Scott can answer that challenge, and our players respond to the opportunity, perhaps victories will follow in the months ahead.

“What’s most important at this moment, however, is to regroup in a smart and deliberate manner that will serve our long-term vision for sustainable success. If we’re able to do that and win some matches to make a stand late in the season, all the better.”

Parker’s first League game in charge is against Chelsea at Craven Cottage on Sunday.

 

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