Roma names Ranieri as new coach

Claudio Ranieri was previously in charge of Roma between 2009 and 2011. (AFP pic)

ROME: Italian soccer club AS Roma has appointed Claudio Ranieri as new coach, replacing Eusebio Di Francesco, a club statement announced on Friday.

Ranieri was previously in charge of Roma for one-and-a-half seasons between 2009 and 2011, taking them to second place in 2009-10 after they had led the league table until the last few matches.

Ranieri’s contract will expire on June 30, 2019.