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Claudio Ranieri: Watford hire former Premier League winner as manager

The 69-year-old replaces Xisco Munoz on the helm, after the Spaniard was sacked on Sunday after lower than 10 months within the job.

Munoz helped Watford win promotion from the Championship final season, and leaves with the membership 14th within the Premier League desk with seven factors from its opening seven video games.
It is Ranieri’s first job within the English top-flight since he shocked the footballing world by profitable the Premier League with Leicester City in 2015-16.

The Italian left Serie A aspect Sampdoria in the summertime, and his appointment at Watford is the twentieth completely different membership he is managed at.

Over the course of his 35-year managerial profession, Ranieri has managed all throughout Europe, together with in Italy, Spain and Franc. He additionally had a spell teaching the Greek nationwide staff.

Ranieri started his managerial profession in 1986 at Vigor Lamezia in Italy and in his native nation, has coached main golf equipment Juventus, Roma, Napoli, Inter Milan and Fiorentina.

In Spain, Ranieri managed Atl├ętico Madrid and Valencia twice both aspect of a profitable stint at Chelsea.

Over his profession, Ranieri has received eight trophies, together with the 1998-99 Italian Cup and 2004-05 Super Cup with Valencia as effectively as the Premier League title in 2016.

He was sacked only a season after his outstanding Premier League title victory at Leicester, with the membership only one level above the relegation zone with 13 matches left.

Watford’s subsequent Premier League recreation is at residence in opposition to Liverpool on Saturday, October 16.

Ranieri would be the fifteenth everlasting manager Watford have had since 2012. He would be the 14th completely different manager as Quique Sanchez Flores has been there twice.

Ranieri looks on before the Serie A match between Sampdoria and Parma.

The Pozzo household, headed by Giampaolo Pozzo, took over Watford in 2012, and never been afraid to vary mangers to attain success.

Through an “extensive worldwide scouting network” and a few savvy switch dealings, the household — who additionally personal Udinese in Italy and Granada in Spain — had been in a position to rebuild the membership and propel Watford into the Premier League simply three years after taking on.

Now below the management of Giampaolo’s son Gino, the membership established itself for various years within the division, however was relegated in 2020 earlier than regaining Premier League standing earlier this 12 months.

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