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Claudio Ranieri Returns To Roma

Roma have officially appointed Claudio Ranieri as their new Coach until the end of the season.

It marks a return to Roma for Ranieri, who almost led them to a domestic double during the 2009-10 campaign.

“We are delighted to welcome Claudio Ranieri back to the club,” President James Pallotta told the club’s official website.

“We have one objective remaining this season and that is to finish in the highest possible League position and secure qualification for the Champions League.

“At this stage of the campaign, it was important to bring in a Coach who knows the club, understands the environment, can speak the language and is able to motivate the players. Claudio ticks all of those boxes and he’s very excited to take on this challenge.”

The 67-year-old is vastly experienced, having worked at the likes of Juventus, Inter, Napoli, Fiorentina, Cagliari and the Giallorossi.

“I’m delighted to be coming back home. When Roma call you, it’s impossible to say no,” Ranieri told the Giallorossi’s official website.

Roma legend Francesco Totti, who played under the 67-year-old at the Olimpico, added:

“Claudio’s from the city, he’s a Roma fan but more than that, he’s one of the most experienced Coaches in world football.

“What we need now is a safe pair of hands to guide us back into the top four and ensure that we are playing Champions League football again next season.

“We have 12 games left and we need to win as many of them as possible.”

Ranieri’s first game back at the Olimpico will be against Empoli in Serie A on Monday.