12th October 2019,
Updated: 12th October 2019,
Former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri has been appointed the new manager of Serie A side Sampdoria.
Ranieri, 67, replaced Eusebio di Francesco who was sacked on Monday with the club bottom following a dismal run of six defeats in seven matches.
Remarkably, it is the second time in seven months that the Italian has succeeded Di Francesco, after taken over at Roma in March on a contract until the end of last season.
Ranieri’s latest job is his 20th managerial appointment and marks his ninth spell working in Serie A.
Ranieri is best remembered for leading 5,000/1 outsiders Leicester to a fairytale Premier League triumph in 2016, but nine months was axed by the Foxes.
He has since gone on to manage Nantes in France, before returning to the English top flight for an unsuccessful spell with Fulham in 2018/19.
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Ranieri was sacked by the Whites after just 106 days, before taking at Roma – where he started his career as a player – leading them to a sixth-placed finish.
Sampdoria are two points adrift at the bottom of the table, having only registered one league victory so far this term.
Ranieri’s first game in charge of Sampdoria will see him go head-to-head with his beloved Roma on October