Fulham Sack Jakanovic, Appoint Ranieri as Head Coach

2018/2019 Premier League season newcomers, Fulham have sacked manager Slavisa Jokanovic and have appointed Claudio Ranieri to replace the Serbian.

Fulham have enjoyed a rather torrid start to the season with just 1 win in 12 league games. They are currently languishing in 20th place on the log with a negative goal difference.

Jokanović joined Fulham on 27 December 2015 as head coach. After avoiding relegation by 11 points , he achieved his target of a top six position for his first full season at Craven Cottage. Jokanović led Fulham to promotion by beating Aston Villa 1–0 at Wembley Stadium on 26 May 2018 in the play-off final.

Life in the premier league has been far from rosy and even after “big name” signings like Aleksandr Mitrovic and Andre Schuerrle and talented players like Ryan Sessegnon, they have found it very difficult to subdue other teams.

The club management have moved swiftly to hire a replacement in Claudio Ranieri. The Italian is famous for leading Leicester City to a fairytale Premier League triumph in 2016. He left the Foxes after a below-par start to the subsequent campaign and was in charge of Ligue 1 outfit Nantes last season.

The 67-year-old former Chelseahas been given a long-term contract at Fulham and will be looking to turn Fulham’s fortunes around swiftly.

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