Claudio Ranieri will reportedly be sacked as Fulham manager after torrid recent form

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Claudio Ranieri is on the verge of being sacked as Fulham manager.

A report has emerged from Duncan Wright, writing in The Sun, claiming that Ranieri will be dismissed by the Cottagers today after a torrid run of form.

Despite having replaced Slavisa Jokanovic just four months ago, the Italian has failed to make the turnaround necessary to save Fulham what seems to be impending relegation.

Fulham suffered their tenth defeat in 16 games under their new manager in a relegation six-pointer against Southampton and that seems to be the final straw.

Ranieri has only secured three wins since returning to the Premier League and has failed to bring the magic that saw him win the title with Leicester City.

Although the news hasn't been confirmed, Fulham fans can expected a statement in the coming hours and it doesn't look good for the beloved Italian.

Fulham will have to choose their replacement very carefully and an immediate impact will be imperative, with the London-based side cut seven points adrift.

Along with Huddersfield Town, they are widely regarded as the favourites to drop down to the Championship, while everyone from Newcastle United and below are also fighting for survival.

However, no matter how the relegation narrative pans out, it seems that Fulham can't see Ranieri steering them to the great escape.

More updates as they arrive.

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