Premier League: Plugging holes in Fulham’s leaky defence a precedence, says newly appointed supervisor Claudio Ranieri


Discovering a solution to plug Fulham’s leaky defence is the precedence for the Premier League facet’s new supervisor Claudio Ranieri after the Italian took over a staff on the backside of the standings on 5 factors from 12 matches.

File picture of Claudio Ranieri. Reuters

The 67-year-old changed Slavisa Jokanovic on Wednesday after Fulham, who’ve conceded a Premier League-high 31 objectives this season, misplaced endurance with the Serb, with Ranieri saying the whole staff wanted to drag collectively to flee their plight.

“As an Italian supervisor, for us the defensive means is the perfect for the staff,” Ranieri, a former Chelsea and Roma supervisor who masterminded Leicester Metropolis’s fairytale title win in 2016, stated in an interview on Fulham’s web site.

“You will need to have a robust imaginative and prescient of the defence. Not simply the total backs or goalkeeper, all of the staff,” he added.

Ranieri’s title-winning season at Leicester was constructed on a strong defensive platform with a squad keen to scrap for each level, and the Italian is eager to instil related values on the London membership.

“For me, staff spirit is vital however I do know there’s a good group. The combating spirit is essential… I hope our followers push us and we’d like their energy. We’d like their assist at all times. We are going to by no means quit,” he added.

Fulham host fellow strugglers Southampton on 24 November after the Premier League resumes following the worldwide break.

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