New Parma boss Ranieri over Serie A return

Parma will face Sampdoria today.

He said: “We have started the process of change.

“We need to be positive and play the same we did (against Braga) especially in the first half although it’s true that we lost some momentum in the second.

“Now we need to react as we did after we conceded the goal when we nearly forced an equaliser (against Braga).”

Ranieri said of his predecessor at Parma, Stefano Pioli: “He left me with a good team that did well on the field and I can see how hard he worked. All I needed to try and do was motivate the boys.”