Claudio Ranieri, former manager of premier league champions Leicester City, found himself kicked out of the managerial seat just 106 days after being in charge of Fulham. Scott Parker is now caretaker charge of the London club.
After a disappointing 2-0 loss against relegation rivals Southampton, their fourth straight Premier League defeat left the west London club in 19th place, 10 points from safety with 10 games left.
The 67-year-old Italian manager took over and signed a “multi-year” contract in November after the sacking of Slavisa Jokanovic.
Distressed by the club’s disheartening performance, Fulham supporters had jeered and lost faith in him, chanting “you don’t know what you’re doing” during the 2-0 defeat at Southampton. Ranieri won only three of his 16 games as manager.
Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan said in a statement: “Claudio walked into a difficult situation, inheriting a side that gained only one point in its prior eight matches, and he provided an immediate boost by leading our club to nine points in his first eight matches as manager.
“Though we were unable to maintain that pace thereafter, I am grateful for his effort. Claudio leaves Fulham as our friend and he will undoubtedly experience success again soon.”
Ranieri explained, “I am obviously disappointed with the recent results and that we could not build on the good start we made following my appointment. 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.”Leave a comment