The Italian side confirmed the appointment of the Premier League winning coach on Saturday morning on its official twitter handle, saying that Ranieri will be in the dugout for the club’s next Serie A match, against Empoli at the Stadio Olimpico on Monday evening.
AS Roma President Jim Pallotta told the club website;
“We are delighted to welcome Claudio Ranieri back to the club. We have one objective remaining this season and that is to finish in the highest possible league position and secure qualification for the Champions League. At this stage of the campaign, it was important to bring in a coach who knows the club, understands the environment, can speak the language and is able to motivate the players. Claudio ticks all of those boxes and he’s very excited to take on this challenge.”
While the 67-year-old Italian added;
“I’m delighted to be coming back home. When Roma call you, it’s impossible to say no.”