Fulham have sacked Claudio Ranieri following their loss to Southampton in the Premier League.
The decision was inevitable after a series of losses and it became pretty evident after Fulham’s 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Saints. Ranieri replaced Slavisa Jokanovic who led the promotional campaign of the club.
The former Leicester City manager started with a win but couldn’t maintain it in the latter stages as he managed just two more wins while the London clubs also crashed out of the FA Cup.
Scott Parker has been given the charge and Stuart Gray will be assisting him for the time being.
Club owner Shahid Khan issued a statement : “Following our discussion (on Thursday afternoon), Claudio Ranieri agreed to my decision that a change was in the best interests of everyone.
“No surprise to me, Claudio was a perfect gentleman, as always.
“Claudio’s tenure at Fulham didn’t produce the outcome we anticipated and needed when I appointed him as manager in November, but be assured he is not solely to blame for the position we are in today.”
Ranieri said, “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.”