How long has Claudio Ranieri been in charge of Fulham?
The loss to Southampton on Wednesday night left the Cottagers ten points behind safety and facing a quick return to the Championship.
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After a decent start to his campaign, losing just three of the league's first six games, Fulham dismissed coach Slavisa Jokanovic in November after a run of six straight league losses.
Cottagers simultaneously appointed Claudio Ranieri and despite a brilliant start, in which he won his first game in command 3-2 against Southampton, the Italian coach failed to form a good form, losing ten of his 16 league games. .
With the decision to name Ranieri now to be a mistake, could Fulham have opted for another manager to change the course of their fate in November?
Age 52 years old
After a successful career as a defender in French football, Christophe Galtier embarked on his first management role in Saint-Etienne, where he spent eight years and achieved a decent winning percentage of 41%.
He joined Lille last season when he came in second and faced the prospect of relegation but turned the fortunes of the French team and avoided relegation with a game to spare.
This season his Lille team have been one of the highlights in Ligue 1 and are in second place behind the league leader PSG. He is predominantly 4-4-2, making his team difficult, but he is also dangerous in attack.
Only two Ligue 1 teams have suffered less than the 22 goals scored by Lille this season; Meanwhile, at the other end of the field, led by the formidable Nicolas Pepe, his team scored 42 goals, which is second on the PSG score.
The band of French exiles from Fulham would surely benefit as well.
Club: Bayer Leverkusen
Age 55 years old
In his playing times as a midfielder, he represented players like Feyenoord – and Peter Bosz also trained big names in Europe, including Ajax and Dortmund.
Bosz led a young Ajax team with an average age of 22.4 years, finishing second in the Eredivisie, and was runner-up in the Europa League that same season.
He moved to Dortmund that summer, but despite a record-setting start to five games without conceding a goal, his spell lasted only six months. Despite his short spell in command, his improved outlook as Christian Pulisic, in addition to his success with a young Ajax team, has put him on the map as an admirable trainer of talented young players.
Now at Bayer Leverkusen, his impact has been immediate since his arrival a month ago. Despite the defeat in their first game, the team have won four straight games and appear to have an outside chance and a qualification in the Champions League.
Age 51 years old
A former striker in his playing times, Ralph Hassenhuttl made his name in Ingolstadt in the 2013/14 season when he took over the club when they were in the background of Bundesliga II. He was able to save them from relegation and then took them to the Bundesliga promotion.
The Austrian then joined RB Leipzig and led him to a second place in the Bundesliga in 2016-17. The following season, he led Leipzig to the quarter-finals of the Europa League and a sixth place in the Bundesliga. However, in the summer he did not get a new contract and left the club.
In December, he joined a Southampton team that finished 18th without a home win all season and just one point above Fulham. After his arrival, his team lost only four of their 11 games in the league and opened a seven-point lead alongside Ranieri.
The Saints have benefited from their high-energy gaming style and have become much more advanced. With 15 goals in 11 games, they are outperforming the 13.34 xG and seem to have a real chance of avoiding the fall.
Curiously, Fulham decided to name Ranieri when Southampton was planning to make a move for him as well – it seems that Santos has achieved the best result so far.
Club: Beijing Sinobo Guoan
Age 51 years old
Roger Schmidt, who did not play as a player, enjoyed a period of successful management at Red Bull Salzburg where he won the Austrian championship before joining Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2014.
In his first season in Germany, his astute tactics, along with his hyperaggressive style of management, produced goals – an average of 1.82 for 90 minutes. Not only was his side strong, but they were also in defense. Only the Bayern Munich champions managed more clean sheets than their 16 selections that season.
Under their command, they qualified for the Champions League in each of their three full seasons at the club before their match in March 2017, after a disappointing league and Champions League run of Atletico Madrid.
Now in China, he has guided Beijing Sinobo Guoan to a fourth place and qualifying for the Asian Champions League for next season.
Club: Bristol City
Age 37 years old
After a career as a player who crossed the lower divisions of England and Scotland, Lee Johnson secured his first administrative role in Oldham. Successful spells at Boundary Park and Barnsley earned him a role on the side of the Bristol City Championship in February 2016.
After two stable seasons under Johnson in the Championship, his young side began to click together this season. Despite having an average initial eleven years of just 24.5 years of age, they have not missed a league game since November 24 and are currently within the playoffs of the Championship.
His success this season was built on strong and stable defensive bases. His team have the second-best defensive record in the Championship and although their Total Exit Goals (xGC) equals 36.08 in this campaign, their team has conceded just 30 goals so far.
Whether it's Bristol City or another team, you'd expect it would not be long before Johnson joined the Premier League team.
It would certainly be a popular choice among Fulham fans.
Age: 64 years old
Love him or dislike him, Sam Allardyce has a remarkable record of never being relegated from the top flight.
In recent seasons, he has succeeded in achieving the Premier League's survival at Crystal Palace in 2017, and has stabilized a turbulent Everton spacecraft last season.
Notably, Allardyce got Alan Pardew with the Eagles 17 in the Premier League and a point of safety. The unattractive, but firm and organized tactics of Allardyce reinforced the defense of the Palace and reduced the total goals conceded by 90 minutes, from 1.94 to 1.47.
In the end, Allardyce took the Palace to 14th place, and finally avoided the seven points. It may not be a long-term option, but there is no doubt that it has a proven record of survival in the Premier League.
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