The introduction of a new manager usually lifts a team.
History shows that results improve as the implementation of new momentum pays dividends.
However, the key to a successful change in the managerial hot-seat is for this upturn in form to continue past the first half dozen, or so, games.
The record books show that Claudio Ranieri has been in charge of Fulham for almost two weeks, however, during that period, courtesy of the international break, Claudio’s time with the complete squad has been limited to a mere couple of days.
But, picking up on something the BBC, has been reporting on, it appears that, behind the scenes, Ranieri, as you’d expect, has been working hard with the players he has access to, with our referenced source carrying the following quotes:
“I have shown them some videos from the previous game and said what is right and what is wrong.
“One thing is to watch, but after we have been on the pitch to repeat the movement and slowly,
slowly they get better.”
Let’s hope so.
The old saying about Rome not being built in a day is very apt, but let’s hope this particular Roman has, in the time available to him, been able to lay the foundations for a Fulham revival.