The 2015/16 World best and English Premier League (EPL) winning coach Claudio Ranieri is back in the Premier League after being appointed as Watford‘s new head coach.
Ranieri is taking charge of his fourth different club in the competition after having held the top job at Chelsea and Fulham, and becomes the 13th man to take charge of four different Premier League clubs.
Only six men have exceeded that total.
With games against Liverpool, Everton, Arsenal, Manchester United, Leicester City, Chelsea and Manchester City making up seven of their next 8 fixtures, the Italian has a massive job on his hands to maintain the position that he has only just taken, with the Watford board notoriously quick to sack their managers.
Ranieri will begin his job with a game at home to Liverpool on October 16th, 2021.
A 1-0 defeat to Leeds United last weekend was enough to compel the Watford board to take drastic action, with the Hornets having taken 7 points from their opening 7 games back in the top-flight.
Xisco’s replacement was then announced within 24 hours, with former Leicester City and Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri taking over as the club’s new head coach.