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Roma appoints Claudio Ranieri as interim manager

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Roma appoints Claudio Ranieri as interim manager

Claudio Ranieri appointed to head AS Roma

Claudio Ranieri appointed to head AS Roma

Claudio Ranieri, 67, who  was sacked by Fulham eight days ago after winning only three of their of their 17 games has been appointed to manage AS Roma for the second time replacing Eusebiio di Francesco.

Di Francesco was sacked this Wednesday after losing 4-3 on aggregate to Porto in the Champions League last 16.

“I am delighted to be coming back home, when Roma calls you its impossible to say no” said Ranieri

“We are delighted to welcome Claudio Ranieri back to the club and we have one objective remaining this season and that is to finish in the highest possible league position and secure qualification for the Champions League.” said Jim Pallotta Roma president

Roma are three points behind fourth-placed Inter Milan, who occupy the last Champions League spot.

Ranieri famously led Leicester to the 2016 Premier League title despite starting the season as 5,000-1 outsiders.

His return to Roma will be his eighth spell as a manager in Serie-A and first since he was sacked by Inter Milan in 2012 – and his 19th managerial job in total.

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