Twenty four hours after sacking their former coach Eusebio Di Francesco, AS Roma have appointed former Fulham coach, Claudio Ranieri as head coach for the remainder of this season.

Newsbreakers reported that Di Francesco was sacked on Thursday following the Serie A club’s Champions League exit against Porto.

Ranieri, who guided Leicester City to an incredible Premier League title win in 2016, was sacked by Fulham last week, after three wins in 17 games in charge left the club set for relegation from the Premier League.

Speaking on his return to Roma which he left in 2011, Ranieri said; “I’m delighted to be coming back home. When Roma call you, it’s impossible to say no.”

This will be the Ranieri’s second stint at the helm of the club he supported as a child, after an 18-month spell as head coach from 2009 to 2011. On that occasion Ranieri steered Roma to a second-place finish in the league, coming close to winning the title in the process.

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