Fulham have appointed former Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri as their new manager after announcing the sacking of current boss Slavisa Jokanovic.
The London club announced the appointment in a statement on their website outling that Ranieri who historically led Leicester City to the Premier League title in 2016, has signed a multi-year deal at Craven Cottage.
Shahid Khan today announced that he has appointed Claudio Ranieri as Manager of Fulham Football Club, replacing Slaviša Jokanović.
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) November 14, 2018
“It is an honour to accept Mr. Khan’s invitation and opportunity to lead Fulham, a fantastic club with tradition and history,” Ranieri said.
“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.”
Fulham’s chairman Shahid Khan also announced the departure of Slavisa Jokanovic following the Cottagers poor start to their return to the Premier League.
“I wasn’t anticipating having to make this announcement related to Slaviša and wish the circumstances were such that I didn’t have to, but our path this season has led me to make what I know is the correct decision, at the right time, for our players, the Club and our supporters,” Khan said.
“Slaviša will always have my appreciation and respect for everything he did to return Fulham to top-flight football. I am hoping everyone in the Fulham Family shares my heartfelt sentiments for Slaviša and joins me in wishing him success and good fortune, wherever his next stop may be.”