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Sunday October 20 2019
Audero: 'Ranieri brings his values'

Sampdoria goalkeeper Emil Audero reveals what new Coach Claudio Ranieri brings to the table ahead of the debut with Roma.

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Eusebio Di Francesco was dismissed after six defeats in the first seven rounds and Ranieri drafted in.

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Saturday October 19 2019
Ranieri: 'Samp psychologist'

Claudio Ranieri has been “both Coach and psychologist” in his first week at Sampdoria, as he prepares to face his old club Roma.

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“I am satisfied with the enthusiasm and concentration shown by the squad in our first week of training,” said the new boss in his Press conference.

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Thursday October 17 2019
Ranieri revamps Sampdoria

Claudio Ranieri is taking Sampdoria back to the Marco Giampaolo era with a 4-3-1-2 formation for his debut against Roma on Sunday.

Eusebio Di Francesco was fired after six defeats in the opening seven rounds, but was constantly tinkering with the formation, from his traditional 4-3-3 to 3-5-2.

According to the latest reports from the training ground, Ranieri is going back to former boss Giampaolo’s approach, including Gaston Ramirez as the trequartista behind the two strikers.

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Thursday October 17 2019
Monchi: 'Roma kicked me out'

Sevilla director of sport Monchi blames injuries for his failed spell at the Olimpico, but concedes Roma “kicked me out.”

He had spent most of his career at Sevilla before trying the experience in Italy from April 2017 to March 2019.

The Spaniard resigned after the club sacked Coach Eusebio Di Francesco, although he now admits that’s not quite what happened.

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Tuesday October 15 2019
Ferrero: 'Stars aligned for Ranieri'

Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero reveals he had tried to hire Claudio Ranieri before, but “right now the stars have aligned.”

Eusebio Di Francesco was fired after six defeats in seven games, leaving them bottom of the Serie A table, and called in former Roma boss Ranieri.

“I am proud and honoured to welcome a great man, but above all a great professional,” said Ferrero at Ranieri’s presentation Press conference.

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Tuesday October 15 2019
Ranieri: 'Players must fight for Samp'

Claudio Ranieri is relishing the “wonderful” chance to make his Sampdoria debut against Roma, but tells players to “fight to the death to ensure their fans are proud.”

For the second time in seven months, Ranieri has replaced Eusebio Di Francesco at a Serie A club, having come in as caretaker manager for Roma in March.

In a twist of fate, his debut for Samp will be against his beloved hometown club this weekend.

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Saturday October 12 2019
Official: Sampdoria hire Ranieri

Sampdoria have officially appointed Claudio Ranieri as their new Coach and will debut against hometown club Roma on his 68th birthday.

“President Massimo Ferrero and UC Sampdoria welcome Claudio Ranieri, who has signed on to the club as Coach until June 30, 2021,” read a statement.

“The President wishes the Coach, his staff and the team good luck with work based on commitment and passion.”

The veteran had also taken over from Eusebio Di Francesco as caretaker manager of Roma in March.

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Saturday October 12 2019
Better call Claudio

Claudio Ranieri is again called on to rescue a troubled team, replacing Eusebio Di Francesco for the second time in seven months, writes Kaustubh Pandey.

Every time Claudio Ranieri joins a new club, the most optimistic of fans cast glances at Leicester City’s miraculous Premier League win in 2016. Others could also look at how he sparked a revival at Roma last season once he replaced Eusebio di Francesco, who was left in an absolute mess after some poor recruitment by Monchi in the summer of 2018.

Now, he finds himself in a similar position and replacing the exact same Coach, but in a different venue and much earlier in the campaign.

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Thursday October 10 2019
Ranieri close to Sampdoria deal

Sampdoria’s meeting with Claudio Ranieri was reportedly very positive and he is close to agreeing a deal worth €1m plus bonuses.

It means for the second time in only a few months, Ranieri will be replacing Eusebio Di Francesco, having taken over as caretaker manager at Roma in March.

He was by no means first choice for Samp, who were turned down by Stefano Pioli and Gennaro Gattuso, while the club was unconvinced by Beppe Iachini and Gianni De Biasi.

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Thursday October 10 2019
Sampdoria meet with Ranieri

Sampdoria are starting intensive negotiations with Claudio Ranieri to replace Eusebio Di Francesco on the Marassi bench.

According to Sky Sport Italia, President Massimo Ferrero, Vice-President Antonio Romei and director of sport Carlo Osti are all in Rome this afternoon.

They’re visiting Ranieri and initial contact seems to have been positive.

Di Francesco has already left Samp by mutual consent after six defeats in the opening seven Serie A games, but finding a replacement has so far proved difficult.

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