SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (FILE - NOVEMBER 16, 2018) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.
CLAUDIO RANIERI ON PITCH POSING FOR PICTURES WHILE HOLDING FULHAM SCARF SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND, UK (FEBRUARY 27, 2019) (ACTION IMAGES VIA REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 2.
STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF CLAUDIO RANIERI DURING FULHAM'S PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH AGAINST SOUTHAMPTON - HIS LAST MATCH IN CHARGE OF THE CLUB 3.
STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF FULHAM FIRST TEAM COACH SCOTT PARKER (ON RIGHT) DURING FULHAM'S PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH AGAINST SOUTHAMPTON NANTES, FRANCE (FILE - JUNE 26, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 4.
CLAUDIO RANIERI ON HIS APPOINTMENT AS COACH OF NANTES FOOTBALL CLUB NANTES, FRANCE (FILE - JUNE 26, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 5.
RANIERI WATCHING TRAINING SESSION LEICESTER, ENGLAND, UK (FILE - MAY 16, 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 6.
THEN LEICESTER CITY MANAGER CLAUDIO RANIERI AND CAPTAIN WES MORGAN CARRY PREMIER LEAGUE TROPHY TO FRONT OF STAGE LEICESTER, ENGLAND, UK (FILE - MAY 16, 2016) (UK POOL - ACCESS ALL) 7.
VIEW OF CROWD LEICESTER, ENGLAND, UK (FILE - MAY 16, 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 8.
OWNERS, WES MORGAN AND CLAUDIO RANIERI RAISE PREMIER LEAGUE TROPHY HIGH, CANNONS EXPLODE AND GOLD PAPER FLUTTERS EVERYWHERE ACROSS CROWD AND THE STAGE LEICESTER, UK (FILE - SEPTEMBER 26, 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 9.
RANIERI WALKING ONTO LEICESTER CITY TRAINING PITCH 10.
STRIKER JAMIE VARDY AND OTHER PLAYERS TRAINING LA TURBIE, FRANCE (FILE - OCTOBER 3, 2013) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 11.
THEN AS MONACO COACH, RANIERI WITH PLAYERS DURING TRAINING SESSION LA TURBIE, FRANCE (FILE - NOVEMBER 6, 2013) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 12.
RANIERI ON THE TRAINING PITCH STORY: Relegation-threatened Fulham sacked Claudio Ranieri as manager on Thursday (February 28) and appointed Scott Parker as his caretaker replacement.
Ranieri, who guided Leicester City to an extraordinary 2016 Premier League title, was appointed in November after the dismissal of Slavisa Jokanovic but failed to work another miracle and lasted only 16 league games, winning three.
The Italian's departure came as no surprise, with Fulham 19th in the table and 10 points adrift of 17th placed Southampton in the final safety spot with only 10 games remaining.
Ranieri had recognised his future at the West London side was uncertain after Wednesday's stinging 2-0 defeat at Southampton.
Former England midfielder Parker's first game in charge will be against local rivals Chelsea, another of his and Ranieri's former clubs, on Sunday.
"I am obviously disappointed with the recent results and that we could not build on the good start we made following my appointment," said 67-year-old Ranieri.
"I would like to thank the Club, the players and the fans for the support they have given me during my time at the Club." (Production: Annette Faydenko)