Ranieri content but wants more

Published on: 07 December 2018

Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri is satisfied with the way his time in charge of the Cottagers has started, but accepts that there is still plenty of work still to be done.

The former Leicester City and Chelsea manager has overseen a win, a loss and a draw in his first three games at the Cottagers' helm.

I know there is a lot more work to do, but we're in a good way.

Claudio Ranieri

And, while he is pleased with what he sees as improvements being made, he accepts that still being bottom of the Premier League table does affect confidence.

The Italian told reporters: "I think if you observe the three matches, we improved a little more, a little more, a little more. I know there is a lot more work to do, but we're in a good way.

"It's not easy because when you stay at the bottom of the table, the confidence is not 100 per cent. I try to give my confidence to my players. Of course, when you have two or three good results, the confidence grows immediately.

"For this reason, we must be satisfied. Three matches, four points - that's good."

Next on the agenda for Ranieri and his players is a Saturday trip to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United, with the last meeting of the two sides in Manchester have ended in a 2-2 draw in February 2014.

Fulham last won at Old Trafford in October 2003, when Lee Clark, Steed Malbranque and Junichi Inamoto scored in a 3-1 victory.

The Londoners are 19/4 to secure a draw on Saturday, with a 1-1 final scoreline available at 11/1, while Fulham are 10/11 not to be relegated come the end of the season.

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Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri is satisfied with the way his time in charge of the Cottagers has started, but accepts that there is still plenty of work still to be done.

The former Leicester City and Chelsea manager has overseen a win, a loss and a draw in his first three games at the Cottagers' helm.

I know there is a lot more work to do, but we're in a good way.

Claudio Ranieri

And, while he is pleased with what he sees as improvements being made, he accepts that still being bottom of the Premier League table does affect confidence.

The Italian told reporters: "I think if you observe the three matches, we improved a little more, a little more, a little more. I know there is a lot more work to do, but we're in a good way.

"It's not easy because when you stay at the bottom of the table, the confidence is not 100 per cent. I try to give my confidence to my players. Of course, when you have two or three good results, the confidence grows immediately.

"For this reason, we must be satisfied. Three matches, four points - that's good."

Next on the agenda for Ranieri and his players is a Saturday trip to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United, with the last meeting of the two sides in Manchester have ended in a 2-2 draw in February 2014.

Fulham last won at Old Trafford in October 2003, when Lee Clark, Steed Malbranque and Junichi Inamoto scored in a 3-1 victory.

The Londoners are 19/4 to secure a draw on Saturday, with a 1-1 final scoreline available at 11/1, while Fulham are 10/11 not to be relegated come the end of the season.

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Source: bet365.com

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