English premier league side, Fulham have appointed former Leicester City boss, Claudio Ranieri as their new manger.
This follows the sack of Slaviša Jokanović as coach of Fulham, with the club languishing at the bottom of the league table.
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— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) November 14, 2018
The change in leadership was announced in a statement by club chairman, Shahid Khan on Wednesday.
“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,” Khan said in a statement.
“Slavisa 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 Slavisa and joins me in wishing him success and good fortune, wherever his next stop may be.”
“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,” he added.
Naija News recalls Ranieri famously led Leicester to the premier league title in 2016.