Ranieri returns to Premier League

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Claudio Ranieri has been appointed as Watford manager on a two-year contract.

He returns to the Premier League for the second time since guiding Leicester City to a shock league title in 2016.

Ranieri becomes Watford’s 14th manager in 10 years, replacing Xisco Munoz, who was fired on Sunday after less than a year in the post.

Watford, who were promoted to the Premier League after finishing second in the Championship last season, are 15th in the table with seven points in as many games.

The 69-year-old last worked in the Premier League during the 2018/19 campaign when he took over at Fulham in November but was sacked after winning three of his 17 games in charge.

He has since enjoyed coaching spells at Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Nantes, Fulham, AS Roma and most recently Sampdoria.

He left Sampdoria at the end of last season after achieving a ninth-place finish, having taken charge in October 2019 with the club bottom of Serie A.

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By FARPost Reporter