Fulham next manager odds
Fulham next manager odds
Slavisa Jokanovic has been replaced, and the new manager of Fulham will be Claudio Ranieri. The dismissal of Jokanovic is a result of bad results. Fulham, after 12 rounds, took the last place in the Premier League table with five points and conceded 31 goals. The London team in the league has tied six consecutive defeats.
The first man of Fulham, Shahid Khan, thanked Jokanovic for cooperation: “I did not expect to announce this about Slavisa and I wish that the circumstances were such that I did not have to do it, but our way this season brought me to the decision that I believe is right for our players, club and fans. Slavisa will always have my gratitude and respect for everything he has done to return Fulham to the highest rank. I hope that everyone in Fulham's family shares this feeling about Slavisa and join me in the desire to wish him good luck, wherever his next step is. Slavisa Jokanovic arrived in Fulham in 2015. The club qualified to the Premier League last season after surprising first taking place in the play off spot and then winning in the final game on Wembley against Aston Villa. For that and for the beautiful and high scoring games especially last season Jokanovic was announced by the fans as one of the best managers that Fulham has ever had. Shahid Kan said that, together with his son, Tony, last week, he talked about potential candidates for the Fulham’s bench, and that the choice fell on Claudio Ranieri. "It is a pleasure to accept Mr. Khan's invitation, as well as the chance to lead Fulham, a fantastic club with tradition and history. The goal of this club should never be only avoiding relegation. We have to be a hard opponent all the time and we should expect success. This Fulham squad has a great talent, which is in contrast to the current position on the table. I know that this team is able to play better and we will begin to work on it immediately, in preparing the match against Southampton, "said Ranieri.
Claudio Ranieri is Italian football manager and a true legend among the managers. He started his managerial career in small Italian clubs Vigor Lamezia and Campania Puteolana. His first big success as manager was with Cagliari which he managed to promote the team from seria C1 to Seria A. In 1991 he joined Napoli when the club was in big crises. However in the first season there Napoli finished 4th and qualificy for UEFA Cup. The next season he was sacked after elimination from UEFA Cup in the second round. In 1993 he joined Fiorentina and that season he won Serie B and promoted the team to Serie A. Next season Fiorentina finished 4th in Seria A and also in 1997 played in semi-finals of Uefa Cup Winners Cup.
In 1997 for the first time he left Italy. He was announced as the new manager of Valencia and he was there from 1997 to 1999. He led Valencia to the 4th place in the league, won UEFA Intertoto cup and Copa Del Rey. In 1999 he joined Atletico Madrid but he was there only one season and he quit the job before the end of season because the club was in problems. From 2000 to 2004 he was manager of Chelsea. His first singing in the club was exactly Slavisa Jokanovic. During his time in Chelsea he didn’t won any trophies but he upgrade the game and the entarly whole club. Of course he had help from the new boss at that time Roman Abramovich who give him big transfer funds. He finished second in Premier League, reached the FA cup final once, played in the Champions League semi-final. In 2004 he was back at Valencia but this time only for one season. He had great start there but at the end of the season he didn’t had any big success. In 2007 he was appointed as manager of Parma and in that season he managed to avoid relegation but he only was there by the end of that season. From 2007 to 2011 he was manager first of Juventus then Roma and Inter Milan. In this clubs he showed his tactical skills and made some transfers that even the managers after him used and have success because of the teams and players he build. In 2012 he was appointed as manager of Monaco in League 2. He won League 2 and promoted the team to League1. Next season he finished 2nd in League 1 but his contract wasn’t renewed.
Shortly after that he was manager of Greece national team but he only led the team 4 games and as he said he wasn’t given the right chance to try to improve something.
In 2015 he was announced as new manager of Leicester City. Many experts thought that it is a mistake. But from the very start of the season to the end Ranieri and Leicester proved everyone wrong and against every odds and chances they won the English Premier League in an amazing way. Ranieri there proved his great managerial skills because wthout any big football start, with alomost unknown then players he fight against the big clubs from Manchester and London in an unfair and unequal fight and won. The second season in Leicester wasn’t that successful but however Ranieri will always be legend there.
After that he was manager of Nantes for one season, and on 14 November 2018 he was announced as new manager of Fulham.
Who knows maybe he can repeat the miracle that he made with Leicester.