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Claudio Ranieri Sacked By Fulham; Scott Parker Interim Manager

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Wonder if Rogers has followed Ranieri's career since he was at Leicester?  Doesn't seem it was a stepping stone back to a big job for Claudio.

  

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2 minutes ago, Redcanuck said:

Wonder if Rogers has followed Ranieri's career since he was at Leicester?  Doesn't seem it was a stepping stone back to a big job for Claudio.

  

I’m not sure you can compare a man of 46 and a man of 67. 

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1 minute ago, Smiley Culture said:

I’m not sure you can compare a man of 46 and a man of 67. 

Perhaps, Ranieri may not be as ambition or as marketable as he once was, but I expect Rogers career path like Ranieri's will also be on the downside once his tenure at Leicester is over.

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1 hour ago, Smiley Culture said:

Seems to be gaining traction today. 

Spot on :ay:

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Claudio Ranieri: Fulham sack manager with club 19th in Premier League

Fulham have sacked manager Claudio Ranieri, with Scott Parker taking caretaker charge of the London club who are 19th in the Premier League.

The Italian's last game was Wednesday's 2-0 defeat by Southampton, which left the Cottagers 10 points from safety with 10 league games remaining.

Ranieri, 67, took over in November after the sacking of Slavisa Jokanovic.

He was in charge for 16 league games but won only three, including a 3-2 win over Southampton in his first match.

Ranieri led Leicester City to a miraculous Premier League title triumph in 2016, but was dismissed by the Foxes just nine months later.

He took over on a "multi-year" contract at Fulham when the Cottagers were bottom of the table with five points from their opening 12 matches, but failed to oversee an upturn in fortunes.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47401305

 

 

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Wait, what the fuck?! The absolute state of Fulham honestly.

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Just now, Cannabis said:

Wait, what the fuck?! The absolute state of Fulham honestly.

Huge wastes of money in the summer and now will have to pay-off Claudio as well.

They've screwed this season up so badly given they had so much momentum and quality in their promotion.

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Honestly thought that they would have comfortably survived in 13th/14th. Jovankovic or whatever he's called got them up but insane pressure seemed to follow and suddenly he's out the door, giving Ranieri the job and then sacking him four months later is utterly abysmal from the board - incompetence 101. 

Hope they drop as absolute clowns like this have no place in the top flight. I do like Scott Parker but not Fulham this season. 

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Just now, Bluebird Hewitt said:

Bet this gives them a kick up the arse and they stay up now, the absolute shithouses. 

Nah, can't see it happening. They're in so much shit it's gonna be a huge effort to escape.

They've still gotta play Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Everton & Wolves which are tough games. 

They've not won away all season and they come to us next weekend, hence not including us as it's typical for us to give them 3 points.

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Absolute fuck up in a half from Fulham really.

Ranieri was sadly going down on a sinking ship. The owners were hoping he'd find a way to use the players they had better, but sadly he's not found a way defensively to prevent goals going in. Maybe he could have done better, but the damage was done IMO.

The blame lays totally on the owner and the club's transfer committee. They were the one's that took a 'big bang' approach by spending over £100m bringing in 12 players. Jokanovic had to find a way to put them into his system.

Does anyone really think Jokanovic wanted that much of an overhaul? Did he really wanna discard so many players that performed so well for him last season? Course not. But that's how a lot of clubs are run these days.

He failed, and Ranieri has unfortunately failed too. 

It's a desperate last through if the dice but I cannot see anything but relegation for them. They are like a platinum watering can with holes at the bottom.

Sad because they had done it so right the previous two season's.

 

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Are these new signings on big contracts? Just thinking that they could be in serious trouble if they drop. 

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Slaviša Jokanović was Claudio Ranieri’s first Chelsea signing and Ranieri went on to replace him as Fulham manager. 

Now Claudio Ranieri has just been replaced by caretaker boss Scott Parker, who was his last signing as Chelsea manager.

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Honestly thought Ranieri was a strange appointment for their situation. It needed and Allardyce or Pulis really, genuinely believe they would've stayed up with someone like Big Sam.

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2 minutes ago, Chaaay AFC said:

Honestly thought Ranieri was a strange appointment for their situation. It needed and Allardyce or Pulis really, genuinely believe they would've stayed up with someone like Big Sam.

They just might ask Big Sam now to perform an escape act, but I hope if they do ask him he will say "Up Yours..." 

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Was a bad appointment in the first place. No chance they survive now, surely? If they do then that will be up there as one of the best escapes ever 

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Fulham have confirmed Scott Parker has been placed in caretaker charge following Claudio Ranieri’s sacking.

The Craven Cottage club wielded the axe on Ranieri after a dreadful run of form that left last year’s Championship play-off winners 19th in the Premier League and 10 points adrift of safety.

Ranieiri, who was appointed in November, won three and lost 11 of his 17 matches in charge with Fulham now requiring an incredible turnaround to stay up with only 10 games of the season remaining.

Fulham chairman Shahid Khan said in a statement: “Following our discussion this afternoon, Claudio Ranieri agreed to my decision that a change was in the best interest 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.

I am asking Scott Parker to serve as our Caretaker Manager. Scott’s immediate assignment is merely to help us stabilize, grow and rediscover ourselves as a football club. If Scott can answer that challenge, and our players respond to the opportunity, perhaps victories will follow in the months ahead.

“What’s most important at this moment, however, is to regroup in a smart and deliberate manner that will serve our long-term vision for sustainable success. If we’re able to do that and win some matches to make a stand late in the season, all the better.”

With Parker having been employed on a caretaker basis and with Fulham surely destined for relegation back to the second tier, potential permanent replacements at the end of the season are now being touted.

The early favourite is former Manchester United and Everton manager David Moyes, who has been out of work since leaving West Ham United last year.

David Wagner, the former Huddersfield Town boss and Claude Puel, who was recently sacked by Leicester City, are also among the front-runners.

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/next-fulham-manager-odds-moyes-15903356

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They messed up big time the last time they were in the Premier League and had three or four managers that season and it seems they’ve not learnt from that and are heading back to the Championship. 

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In the prem under Shahid Khan's ownership they've had 6 managers in 67 matches. A new manager every 11 matches. Like his NFL team... I firmly believe that any success achieved on the pitch with Fulham is done in spite of Shahid Khan, rather than because of him.

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They’ve just got this season wrong from day one. Twelve new players between 12th  July and 9th August and expecting them to bed in and gel immediately was lunacy. To then sack Jokanovic as a result of this was a bit harsh in all honesty. 

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6 minutes ago, Smiley Culture said:

They’ve just got this season wrong from day one. Twelve new players between 12th  July and 9th August and expecting them to bed in and gel immediately was lunacy. To then sack Jokanovic as a result of this was a bit harsh in all honesty. 

Their Director of Football's behind that and... he's Khan's son so he's probably not going to get sacked.

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Jokanovic should never have gone in the first place. They approached this season absolutely stupidly, it is suicidal to try and overhaul your whole team with a load of signings in the four weeks leading up to a season when you clearly had a decent side in place that needed enhancing, not replacing. There's something very QPR about the way they've done this. Jokanovic was naturally going to be the fall guy but it's pretty clear to me that they've done a lot of this business without his consent.

It was interesting listening to Ray Houghton a few months ago when Ranieri got the job saying that Fulham had created a situation for themselves where they had shown no faith at all in their current crop, decided to replace nearly every one of them and now that the new signings weren't performing you were either going to piss the new signings off by not playing them due to the assurances they'd have had or piss the old guard off by continuing to pick under-performers over them when they had done nothing wrong.

Ranieri I thought would keep them up simply because he's quite defensive minded and that was their weakness as a team so I thought he would at least get them a bit better organised.

In truth he just appears to be the same Ranieri of the second season with us. When things go wrong the bloke has not got a clue how to turn it around and it's happened too many times in his career to be a co-incidence.

The biggest mistake Ranieri made was not retiring on 16th May 2016, though I get why he wouldn't and wanted to lead us into Europe the following year. The second season here was nothing short of a disaster until he went, Nantes went utterly pear shaped and now Fulham look almost certain to drop as well.

He'll forever be a legend here but you've got to be very naive to not see his faults and there are plenty.

There's a case to say this Fulham season is one of the most suicidal in Premier League history. When you look at how Wolves have handled a similar situation so well it's scary.

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1 minute ago, Dan said:

Jokanovic should never have gone in the first place. They approached this season absolutely stupidly, pure suicide to try and overhaul your whole team with a load of signings in the four weeks leading up to a season when you clearly had a decent side in place in the process. There's something very QPR about the way they've done this.

Ranieri I thought would keep them up simply because he's quite defensive minded and that was their weakness as a team so I thought he would at least get them a bit better organised.

In truth he just appears to be the same Ranieri of the second season with us. When things go wrong the bloke has not got a clue how to turn it around and it's happened too many times in his career to be a co-incidence.

The biggest mistake Ranieri made was not retiring on 16th May 2016, though I get why he wouldn't and wanted to lead us into Europe the following year. The second season here was nothing short of a disaster until he went, Nantes went utterly pear shaped and now Fulham look almost certain to drop as well.

He'll forever be a legend here but you've got to be very naive to not see his faults and there are plenty.

I like Raneiri and I hate saying this. But I kind of feel the Leicester title win may have happened not necessarily inspite of him but not mainly because of him. Clearly he made good decisions during the season but I think perhaps it was a number of things that all happened at the same time and Raneiri might not have been instrumental in it.

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1 minute ago, Gunnersauraus said:

I like Raneiri and I hate saying this. But I kind of feel the Leicester title win may have happened not necessarily inspite of him but not mainly because of him. Clearly he made good decisions during the season but I think perhaps it was a number of things that all happened at the same time and Raneiri might not have been instrumental in it.

There is no doubt at all in my mind that this is the case and when you get idiots like Teso for example saying he pretty much came in here with a magic wand and made everything amazing it's so disrespectful to so many others. I'm not saying this to single Teso out either but it's a real misconception and if that was the case, why has everything continued to go wrong for him?

It was such an extraordinary situation that many believe the whole thing is beyond analysis, just one of those beautiful things that happened that you can't truly explain.

He played his part but there were many factors at work, plenty that a lot won't have considered. Perfect example is how long it took people to respect us - we were until February not taken seriously and you had teams like Newcastle, Swansea & Norwich think they could attack us at home with no repercussions.

Ranieri played his part but those players had an extraordinary desire about them and that was a mentality instilled way before he was in charge.

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It's also very easy to forget that Ranieri walked into the quite unique scenario of being the form team of the league. There were no spirits to lift there. We were flying and the job only became available because Pearson defended his idiot son.

We also recruited superbly that summer as well. Fuchs, Okazaki, Kante, Huth. Absolutely brilliant signings really.

I was very against the Ranieri appointment at the time because I thought it would be how basically every season since it bar that one has gone xD

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2 minutes ago, Dan said:

There is no doubt at all in my mind that this is the case and when you get idiots like Teso for example saying he pretty much came in here with a magic wand and made everything amazing it's so disrespectful to so many others. I'm not saying this to single Teso out either but it's a real misconception and if that was the case, why has everything continued to go wrong for him?

It was such an extraordinary situation that many believe the whole thing is beyond analysis, just one of those beautiful things that happened that you can't truly explain.

He played his part but there were many factors at work, plenty that a lot won't have considered. Perfect example is how long it took people to respect us - we were until February not taken seriously and you had teams like Newcastle, Swansea & Norwich think they could attack us at home with no repercussions.

Ranieri played his part but those players had an extraordinary desire about them and that was a mentality instilled way before he was in charge.

Some of the signings were excellent. I mean kante, vardy and mahrez are quality. I think he was very good at handling the mental part. Very good at making sure the players didn't get overwhelmed. But I think he was in the right place at the right time partly. I hate to say it because I really like him and he is a true gentleman but there is nothing to suggest in the rest of his career that he is a great coach.

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