Premier League struggler Fulham fires manager Ranieri

LONDON (AP) — Fulham has fired manager Claudio Ranieri with the team facing relegation from the Premier League.

Since being hired in November, the Italian has only collected 12 points from 16 matches. The west London club is in next-to-last place, 10 points from safety.

Ranieri says he’s “obviously disappointed with the recent results and that we could not build on the good start we made following my appointment.”

Ranieri’s firing is fall from grace after winning the Premier League so unexpectedly with Leicester in 2016.

Fulham has appointed former midfielder Scott Parker as caretaker manager until the end of the season.