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Fulham sack Manager Slavisa Jokanovic and replace him with CLAUDIO RANIERI


Fulham have fired manager Slavisa Jokanovic after just 12 games into the Premier League season.

The West London side have confirmed that former Leciester City and Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri will take up the vacancy.

Fulham with just one win so far sit bottom of the Premier League table, having suffered six defeats with five points from 12 matches..

According to BBC, 67-year-old Ranieri has been given a "multi-year" contract by the Londoners.

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

"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."

Mr Khan added, 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.

Slavisa Jokanovic

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."

Ranieri, spent last season managing French club Nantes.

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

My view: Good decision. Who's next?, Jose Mourinho I believe!!