Ranieri hired to replace Di Francesco at Sampdoria

The Associated Press

GENOA, Italy (AP) -- Claudio Ranieri has been hired as Sampdoria's coach after Eusebio Di Francesco left by mutual consent this week.

Sampdoria announced that Ranieri signed a contract through the end of next season.

Sampdoria lost six of its first seven Serie A matches of the season and is in last place with just three points.

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Ranieri most recently coached Roma at the end of last season. He led Leicester to the Premier League title in 2016.

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