LONDON. Fulham FC have sacked manager Slavisa Jokanovic and replaced him with former Chelsea and Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri.
Jokanovic leaves with the Cottagers bottom of the Premier League table with five points from 12 matches, having lost their last seven games in all competitions.
Italian Ranieri, who memorably led Leicester to the title in 2016, has been given a “multi-year” contract by the London club, Fulham have announced.
Fulham FC announce Claudio Ranieri as new manager
Fulham chairman Shahid Khan said in a statement on the club’s official website: “I wasn’t anticipating having to make this announcement related to Slavisa 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.
Former manager Jokanovic
“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.