One of the favorite managers of all the fans of the Premier League, Claudio Ranieri has returned to management in one of the most popular leagues in the world after being named the manager of the London-based club Fulham. The club have taken the decision to bring in the willy Italian to replace Slavisa Jokanovic who got the club promoted to the Premier League, but whose tactical decisions increasingly came under the spanner as the club succumbed to defeat after a defeat which has led to the rock bottom of the table in the standings.
It would be thus an understatement to say that the jovial Italian faces one of the biggest tasks of his career in order to retain the Cottagers’ status as a Premier League club. Fulham will be hoping that Ranieri works his miracle again like he did at Leicester City, guiding the club to a Premier League title against odds of 5000/1.
And Fulham have dangled a big and lucrative contract in front of Ranieri to ensure that he gives it his all in order to lead the club’s survival in the League. In a lucrative clause in his contract, Ranieri will be paid an incredible bonus of £1million if he manages to keep the club in the league if a report in The Sun is to be believed.
The club had first approached legendary former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger but were knocked back as the French gaffer does not want to manage in the Premier League again.
They then approached Ranieri and showered him with praises when they announced his appointment as the new manager. The statement by owner Shahid Khan read, “Claudio is risk-free and ready-made for the Premier League, and particularly so for what we need at this moment. His recent body of work with Leicester City is literally legendary — and then you look at Claudio’s experience with Chelsea and big clubs throughout Europe, and it’s pretty evident we are welcoming an extraordinary football man to Fulham Football Club.”
The club will certainly hope that the extra £1million will lead to the ‘Tinkerman’ working his charm in order to ensure the club’s survival.