FULHAM have sacked manager Slaviša Jokanović, replacing him with former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri.
Ranieri, who famously won the league with the Foxes in 2016, will be tasked with lifting the club off the bottom of the Premier League table.
He told the club’s website: “It is an honour to accept Mr. Khan’s invitation and opportunity to lead Fulham, a fantastic club with tradition and history.
“The objective at Fulham should never be to merely survive in the Premier League. We must at all times be a difficult opponent and should expect to succeed. This Fulham squad has exceptional talent that is contrary to its position in the table.
“I know this team is very capable of better performances, which we will work on straight away as we prepare for Southampton at the Cottage.”
Fulham chairman Shahid Khan thanked Jokanović for his services to the club, which he led to promotion to the Premier League.
He said: “I wasn’t anticipating having to make this announcement related to Slaviša 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.
“Slaviša 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 Slaviša and joins me in wishing him success and good fortune, wherever his next stop may be.”
Fulham have just five points this season, with their only win being over fellow strugglers Burnley.
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