Sampdoria Signs Claudio Ranieri as Manager

The former Chelsea and Leicester City boss replaces Eusebio di Francesco, who was fired earlier this week as the club finds itself bottom of Serie A.
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Former Chelsea and Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has joined Sampdoria as head coach, replacing Eusebio di Francesco, who was fired earlier this week. 

After six losses from seven matches, the club finds itself bottom of Serie A.

The former Chelsea and Leicester City boss makes it his 20th managerial appointment and the ninth time to coach an Italian side. His last campaign was a second stint with Roma last season.

After losing to Verona in its last league game, the club is two points adrift at the bottom and has only one victory. 

Just like his time with Leicester City, Ranieri has a reputation of a motivational manager where he often brings the best out of a depleted squad. But it doesn't always last as nine months after creating history and winning the Premier League title with the Foxes, the 67-year-old Italian was let go due to poor results. Jobs with Nantes and Fulham followed before returning to the Italian capital.

Ironically, his first game in charge will be against Roma on October 20.