Claudio Raneri has been appointed as head coach of AS Roma on Friday, following the departure of Eusebio Di Francesco.
According to an official statement published by the Italian club, Raneri will head the club until June 30, 2019.
“AS Roma are pleased to confirm that Claudio Ranieri has been appointed head coach until 30 June 2019”, the statement read.
Raneri, who once coached AS Roma for 18 months – 2009 to 2011, will lead the club in its next Serie A match, against Empoli at the Stadio Olimpico on Monday evening.
“We are delighted to welcome Claudio Ranieri back to the club,” said AS Roma President Jim Pallotta said in the statement.
“We have one objective remaining this season and that is to finish in the highest possible league position and secure qualification for the Champions League.
“At this stage of the campaign, it was important to bring in a coach who knows the club, understands the environment, can speak the language and is able to motivate the players. Claudio ticks all of those boxes and he’s very excited to take on this challenge,” Pallotta said.
Ranieri, 67, began his playing career in the Italian capital with the Giallorossi in the early 1970s. Ranieri has managed teams including Monaco, Nantes and Fulham. He won the Premier League with Leicester City’s in 2016