Claudio Ranieri has been sacked as manager of Fulham

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The Fulham board have lost faith in Ranieri following a terrible spell in charge of the relegation-threatened club.

Fulham are 10 points off safety after a run of seven defeats in their last eight league games

Fulham are 10 points off safety after a run of seven defeats in their last eight league games

The Italian was only appointed as boss of the Premier League strugglers back in November

The Italian was only appointed as boss of the Premier League strugglers back in November

Nov 14, 2018 – Ranieri takes over from the sacked Slavisa Jokanovic

Nov 24, 2018 – Begins tenure with 3-2 victory over Southampton that takes them off the foot of the table

Dec 2, 2018 – Loses his first away game 2-0 at Chelsea

Dec 29, 2018 – Ends a run of six games without a win with a 1-0 victory over Huddersfield

Jan 6, 2019 – Dumped out of the FA Cup at third-round stage by League Two Oldham

Feb 27, 2019 – Fulham are beaten 2-0 by Southampton at St Mary’s, capping a run of four straight defeats

Feb 28, 2019 – Ranieri is sacked with the club 10 points from safety

Ranieri said in a statement: ‘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.’

Ranieri was pushed closer to the exit door following Wednesday’s defeat against Southampton – with insiders claiming this morning that it is a case of when, not if, the manager loses his job.

And the former Leicester manager has now been put out of his misery.

‘Following our discussion this afternoon, Claudio Ranieri agreed with my decision that a change was in the best interest of everyone,’ chairman Shahid Khan said in a statement.

‘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.

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