Today, we’re left to contemplate the aftermath of what was a significant day in the history of our fine club.
The decision to axe Slavisa Jokanovic, however harsh it may seem, was made and the announcement that the club hierarchy had given the vacant position to Claudio Ranieri, on a multi-year deal was made.
However, in the aftermath of that announcement, it seems that the likeable 67-year-old Italian wasn’t the first choice to replace Jokanovic.
According to the tabloid publication, the Mirror, overtures were made to bring the former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger to Craven Cottage. However, the Frenchman, enjoying a sabbatical away from the game, declined the offer.
But, continuing on the same theme, another news source, the Telegraph, reports that the club also approached two other well-known out-of-work managers, the former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur boss, Andre Villas-Boas, and the former Monaco coach, Leonardo Jardim, both of whom didn’t fancy the enormous task that faces Ranieri.
But, if the above is correct, and we’ve no reason to doubt otherwise, I wonder if Claudio knew that, from our maths, he was the fourth choice?
Also, given the above information, are you of the opinion Fulham got the right man or would you have preferred one of the other candidates?
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