Monday February 21 2011
Ranieri: Grazie Roma!

Claudio Ranieri has wished 'his lads' well for the future after he was replaced by Vincenzo Montella as Roma boss on Monday.

Ranieri quit the Stadio Olimpico outfit last night following an incredible game at Marassi when the Giallorossi surrendered a three-goal lead in the 4-3 loss to Genoa.

"I hope that Vincenzo Montella and my lads can keep the Roma flag flying high, always and everywhere," Ranieri noted this evening.

"In these hours, many people have sent messages of faith and support to me, people from the footballing world and non.

"I thank everyone, in particular President Rosella Sensi for her kind words and for the opportunity to Coach the team of my heart.

"I once again thank the team for our journey together and for the success which we have shared with everyone at Trigoria.

"I would also like to thank the fans who, in a delicate moment of my sporting and Romanista life, paid attention to me."