The highs and lows of Ranieri’s eventful career

Claudio Ranieri led Leicester to the title in 2016. [Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire]

Former Chelsea and Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri has been named as the new manager of Fulham, replacing Slavisa Jokanovic.

Here’s a look back at some of the highs and lows of the Italian’s colourful career.

HIGH – After taking over at Italian club Cagliari in 1988, Ranieri guides the club to successive promotions back to Serie A, earning him a move to Napoli.

After moving on to Fiorentina, spearheaded by the goals of Gabriel Batistuta, Ranieri’s side win the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italia in 1996.

In Spain with Valencia, Ranieri delivers the Copa del Rey in 1999 and gets the Atletico Madrid job soon after.

LOW – Resigns as manager of Atletico Madrid before they are relegated, having gone into administration.

HIGH – In September 2000, Ranieri is appointed Chelsea manager and gets the nickname ‘Tinkerman’ for his rotation policy.

LOW – Chelsea lose the 2002 FA Cup final to Arsenal.

Ranieri’s side are beaten to the 2004 Premier League title by Arsene Wenger’s ‘Invincibles’ and the Italian departs at the end of the season, to be replaced by Jose Mourinho.

HIGH – Ranieri returns to Valencia where he wins the Super Cup and moves on to Parma in 2007, where he saves the Serie A club from relegation.

LOW – Spells with first Roma and then Inter Milan end without silverware.

HIGH – Ranieri guides Monaco to the Ligue 2 title in 2013 and then finishes runners-up to Paris St Germain in the top flight the following season.

LOW – The Italian signs a two-year contract with Greece, but is sacked in November 2014 following a Euro 2016 qualifying defeat at home against the Faroe Islands.

HIGH – Appointed new Leicester manager in July 2015 to succeed Nigel Pearson.

The Foxes go on to defy odds of 5,000-1 to become Premier League champions.

LOW – Sacked as Leicester manager in February 2017, with the club one point above the relegation zone.

HIGH – Following an unremarkable spell at Nantes, is given the Fulham job in the wake of Slavisa Jokanovic’s departure in November 2018.