He only took charge on Thursday after Gian Piero Gasperini‚Äôs dismissal, but secured their first victory of the season in all competition.
‚ÄúIt was important to start on the right foot, as the lads have to get back on track,‚ÄĚ said Ranieri after the 3-1 result over Bologna.
‚ÄúI had asked for the performance, which was more important than the result. It was crucial that we fight for 90 minutes and this was a good game.
‚ÄúThe first half was positive, we allowed Marco Di Vaio only one scoring opportunity. We were very practical and also entertaining in some moments. Coutinho gave us the lightness of touch that we needed and the rest of the squad was compact.
‚ÄúAfter the break Bologna pushed hard and I made the changes I thought were apt.‚ÄĚ