It would appear that the defeat, allied with the shocking display, at Southampton, was the last straw for the Fulham board.
The 2-0 reverse left Fulham ten points adrift of safety with just ten games left and with our Premier League status slipping away, they have taken the decision to axe Claudio Ranieri.
As confirmed by the BBC, the 67-year-old, who was, reportedly, on a £1 million bonus, to keep Fulham in the top-flight of English football, is no longer in charge at Craven Cottage.
Ranieri was removed from office after winning just 3 of his 17 games in charge, a far from acceptable record it would seem.
With a local derby coming up this Sunday, against Chelsea, Scott Parker has been put in temporary charge.
However, you’ve got to have some sympathy for Claudio, he inherited a squad that had been hastily assembled and when the promised land of the January transfer window came, he was left to scrap around in the bargain buckets.
Can Scott Parker keep Fulham in the top-flight?
That remains to be seen but the odds are, we’d suggest, stacked against him.
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