Former club boss, Eusebio Di Francesco was on Thursday relieved of his job after they lost out to Porto in Champions League clash.
Roma has turned to Ranieri as the only available man following his recent exit from Fulham.
Responding to his appointment, Ranieri said it was impossible to turn down an offer from Roma;
“I’m delighted to be coming back home,”
“When Roma call you, it’s impossible to say no.”
Claudio Ranieri, 67 was the former club manager between 2009 and 2011.
Announcing his appointment, Roma director Francesco Totti said it was necessary to bring someone to help them get back to top-four ahead of champions League next season.
”We are delighted to welcome Claudio Ranieri back to the club,” said Roma President Jim Pallotta.
”We have one objective remaining this season and that is to finish in the highest possible league position and secure qualification for the Champions League.
“At this stage of the campaign, it was important to bring in a coach who knows the club, understands the environment, can speak the language and is able to motivate the players. Claudio ticks all of those boxes and he’s very excited to take on this challenge”
”Claudio’s from the city, he’s a Roma fan but more than that, he’s one of the most experienced coaches in world football”
“What we need now is a safe pair of hands to guide us back into the top four and ensure that we are playing Champions League football again next season. We have 12 games left and we need to win as many of them as possible, Francesco Totti added.