Now it’s official: Claudio Ranieri returns to the Premier League. The Italian coach has signed a two-year contract with the Watford. The English society of the Pozzo, after the exemption of Xisco Munoz who had obtained seven points in the first seven days, today released a long statement to announce the big news. The Italian coach is immediately awaited by a great challenge at the Vicarage Road: Saturday October 16 will address the Liverpool from Klopp. In addition to his experiences at the helm of Chelsea (2000/2004) and Fulham (2018/2019), the name of Ranieri is known in England above all for the football miracle achieved with Leicester (2015/2017), culminating in the victory of the 2015-16 championship, conquered by subverting all predictions. Ranieri’s last bench was that of Sampdoria, coached from 2019 to 2021. In Italy, the seasons with clubs of the caliber of Naples, Fiorentina, Juventus, Rome and Inter are remembered.
Watford’s full press release
“Watford FC are delighted to confirm the appointment of Claudio Ranieri as the club’s new manager, with a two-year contract. The Italian comes to Vicarage Road with extensive experience at the helm of some of Europe’s biggest clubs, with Premier League, Coppa Italia and Copa del Rey titles among his highlights. Subsequent promotions in Sardinia – as well as the Coppa Italia Serie C title – were followed by spells at the helm of Napoli, Fiorentina, Valencia and Atlético Madrid, before his first foray into English football with Chelsea in 2000. In addition to his four-year stay at Stamford Bridge – which saw the Blues improve their points total season after season – and a stint at Fulham between 2018 and 2019, Ranieri’s most publicized spell in England was the Leicester City manager. The Foxes had fought relegation the season before Ranieri’s arrival at King Power Stadium, but the 69-year-old won oversaw an incredible 2015/16 season in which they challenged the odds of 5000/1 to lift the Premier League trophy as champions. These exploits have seen Ranieri collect a series of individual gongs, including the FIFA Best Men’s Coach 2016 award, the Premier League Manager of the Season 2015/16 award and the LMA Manager of the Year 2016 award. of Valencia and two to his hometown club Roma, Ranieri has also enjoyed top positions in Parma, Juventus, Inter, Monaco, the Greek national team, Nantes and Sampdoria, the latter of which he left this summer. Ranieri will be joined in Watford by Assistant Coaches Paolo Benetti and Carlo Cornacchia, as well as by Fitness Coach Carlo Spignoli. His first match at the helm of the Hornets will be at home to Liverpool on Saturday 16 October. Welcome to Watford, Claudio! “