Former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri began his managerial reign at Italian Serie club AS Roma with a win after guiding the capital club to an important victory over Empoli on Monday night.
Roma defeated Empoli 2-1 at home in their Italian Serie A clash with both goals coming in the first 33 minutes of an eventful game.
Italian international winger Stephan El Shaarawy scored the first goal of the new Roma managerial tenure of Claudio Ranieri after he gave his side a ninth-minute lead.
The lead lasted for just three minutes before Empoli equalised after AS Roma defender Juan Jesus put through his own net.
The hosts regained the lead on 33 minutes through Czech Republic international Patrick Schick who has now scored three goals in 18 league appearances.
AS Roma were reduced to ten men in the second half with ten minutes left to play after the dismissal of Alessandro Florenzi but they were able to preserve their lead until the end of the game.
Claudio Ranieri was confirmed as the AS Roma manager last week.
He was appointed the club’s manager until the end of this season.
His appointment came just days after his dismissal at Fulham.
Ranieri won just three of the 17 games managed by him at Fulham.