Claudio Ranieri Says He Will Make Only Clever Changes

Claudio Ranieri Insists he is going to make changes but will be a clever tinker man this term.

The former Leicester City manager has been given the enormous task to lead Fulham back to safety. Owner Shahid Khan invested in the tune of £100m in the summer to oversee the restructuring but former manager Slavisa Jokanovic couldn’t get the best out of this side which led to his dismissal.

Ranieri does have a tough task to cut out and the journey starts with a home fixture against Southampton. The Cottagers are currently submerged deep in the relegation zone and a win against the Saints could be the start of their revival.

Ranieri said, “It’s important to maintain the same line-up for some matches but you never know.

“I want everybody available and then I can choose.

“A long time ago, the journalists call me ‘Tinkerman’ because I change a lot. But I changed a lot because it was the last year in Chelsea and we brought the players at the start of the season and we continued to buy players.

“Of course, I had to change something. I didn’t have a friendly match and then for this reason you say ‘oh he changes a lot, changes a lot, changes a lot’. And then it was for this reason, I changed it with intelligence not just to change.”

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