Ranieri happy with Fulham transfer policy

Former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri is back in west London [Picture: Simon Matthews/PA Wire]

Claudio Ranieri will have the same input over transfers at Fulham as his predecessor Slavisa Jokanovic did.

But Ranieri has suggested he will be happier with the club’s recruitment policy than the Serbian, who was often at odds with the board over signings.

Jokanovic felt his own targets were ignored, but Ranieri says he is happy to work within the current set-up.

“I spoke with the chairman about this,” he said. “There are some people that are working (on recruitment) and then they put to me some players.

“They show me the name and after I have to choose who is the right player for us. I am happy with that.”

“For now I have to work with these players. I haven’t met them all yet because of the international break. But already I love them. I want them to bring their best.

“After, if there is something, I can say to the chairman ‘I need another player because I need this kind on the team’ – that’s another thing.

“I spoke with the chairman about it, and he said to me ‘Claudio, if you need something, I am here’.

“But I said I want to see the players because, when you change the manager, the behaviour in the dressing room also changes.

“Some players maybe didn’t play under the former manager, and with the new manager will give more, because maybe there is more feeling between the new manager and the player.

“I believe I have very good players, but now they have to show me the fighting spirit.”