Claudio Ranieri has expressed his pleasure after Fulham registered a much-needed win against Southampton during his first match in charge of the club. The Italian tactician was appointed as the new Cottagers boss during the international break after his predecessor Slavisa Jokanovic had gone six league matches without picking up a single point.
Speaking after the 3-2 triumph over Southampton, Ranieri said: “I am very pleased. First match and first victory. It is a little step but an important step for everybody. It was important we made a good solution and good mistakes. We had to work hard. It could have been more for us or for them. When we went down I said I wanted to see how we created and that was very good. Amazing. It is OK. This is the spirit that I like.”