Claudio Ranieri: How Fulham fans greeted Italian's appointment

Welcome back to the Premier League, Ranieri

In one of the most "outta nowhere" moves we've seen in a while, Fulham have sacked their manager Slavisa Jokanovic and immediately appointed former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri.

Gary Lineker (of 'doing-Match-of-the-Day-in-his-Leicester-City-pants' fame), tweeted this...

Gary Lineker tweet
2018...

...An exact replica of the one he wrote when his former club appointed the Italian back in 2015.

Gary Lineker tweet
2015...

Well we all know how that ended... A year later, the Foxes were Premier League champions.

Many Fulham fans are hoping lightning will strike twice, pinning their hopes of glory on Ranieri.

Reaction from Fulham fan: "either going to win the league or get relegated"

Speaking of THAT incredible season, Leicester City fans weren't sure how to feel about their beloved former boss managing another side in the Premier League:

Reaction from Leicester fan: why does it feel like Ranier has cheated on us

But the overriding emotion seen on social media from Fulham fans, including from Pointless' Richard Osman, was sadness.

Reaction from Fulham fan: Richard Osman

Radio presenter (and Fulham announcer) Ivan Berry credited Jokanovic with turning Fulham into the 'Barcelona of the Championship' last season.

Reaction from Fulham fan: Ian Berry

Overall it seems to be an emotional moment for fans of the Cottagers.

Reaction from Fulham fans saying they want to cryReaction from Fulham fan: Slav gave me one of the best days of my life

'Conflicted' is probably the best way to describe how many were feeling.

Sad about the sacking of the man who brought them up to the Premier League, but excited at the prospect of a new manager with a remarkable CV.

Reaction from Fulham fan: thanks for everything SlavReaction from Fulham fan: Claudio Ranieri is nobody's fool

There are one or two however, who exhibited relief... not at the appointment of Ranieri, but at who the club's chairman Shahid Khan DIDN'T hire.

Reaction from Fulham fan: At least it wasn't Sam Allardyce

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