Claudio Ranieri sacked by Watford after less than four months

Watford have sacked boss Claudio Ranieri after 14 games and less than four months in charge. The Italian, 70, was appointed on 4 October but managed only seven points from 13 Premier League games. Last Friday’s 3-0 home defeat to Norwich saw Watford drop into the bottom three with 18 matches left and prompted Ranieri’s departure. A club statement said a change was needed…

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‘I feel good, I want to continue’ – Ranieri

Watford boss Claudio Ranieri believes he could surpass Roy Hodgson as the Premier League’s oldest manager. The Italian takes charge of Watford for the first time on Saturday at home to Liverpool, four days before turning 70. Hodgson left Crystal Palace in May, just over two months before his 74th birthday. “Why not?” Ranieri said when asked if he could…

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Claudio Ranieri replaces Munoz as Watford manager

Watford have appointed Claudio Ranieri as their new manager after sacking Xisco Munoz on Sunday. Claudio Ranieri returns to the Premier League which he famously won with Leicester in 2015-16. He left Serie A side Sampdoria in the summer. It is the 14th managerial change under Watford’s owners, the Pozzo family, since they took over in 2012. Claudio Ranieri is charged…

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