The 69-year-old replaces Xisco Munoz on the helm, after the Spaniard was sacked on Sunday after lower than 10 months within the job.
The Italian left Serie A aspect Sampdoria in the summertime, and his appointment at Watford is the twentieth completely different membership he is managed at.
Over the course of his 35-year managerial profession, Ranieri has managed all throughout Europe, together with in Italy, Spain and Franc. He additionally had a spell teaching the Greek nationwide workforce.
Ranieri started his managerial profession in 1986 at Vigor Lamezia in Italy and in his native nation, has coached main golf equipment Juventus, Roma, Napoli, Inter Milan and Fiorentina.
In Spain, Ranieri managed Atlético Madrid and Valencia twice both aspect of a profitable stint at Chelsea.
Over his profession, Ranieri has gained eight trophies, together with the 1998-99 Italian Cup and 2004-05 Tremendous Cup with Valencia in addition to the Premier League title in 2016.
He was sacked only a season after his outstanding Premier League title victory at Leicester, with the membership only one level above the relegation zone with 13 matches left.
Watford’s subsequent Premier League sport is at dwelling towards Liverpool on Saturday, October 16.
Ranieri would be the fifteenth everlasting supervisor Watford have had since 2012. He would be the 14th completely different supervisor as Quique Sanchez Flores has been there twice.
The Pozzo household, headed by Giampaolo Pozzo, took over Watford in 2012, and never been afraid to alter mangers to attain success.
Now beneath the management of Giampaolo’s son Gino, the membership established itself for numerous years within the division, however was relegated in 2020 earlier than regaining Premier League standing earlier this 12 months.