Fulham hoping for stability as they plan to keep Mitroglou and Ruiz

Bryan Ruiz

After announcing another new signing, Fulham are reportedly planning to keep the World Cup duo to boost their promotion bid.

Fulham have made a lot of headlines so far this World Cup - and by doing very little.

First, Ashkan Dejagah put the Cottagers on the global map by shining for Iran. Then, Bryan Ruiz made sure the west London club's name would be heard the world across by heading home Costa Rica's winner against Italy.

All in all, it's been a good summer to be a Fulham fan after a season when many could be forgiven for wanting to hide away behind the sofa.

And, if the early signs are anything to go by, the Cottagers will have more and more to cheer in the coming weeks.

Whatever comes of Fulham's Championship campaign ahead - where automatic promotion back to the Premier League should be the club's aim - a degree of stability already seems to be developing at Craven Cottage.

Last season, when the club went through three managers, was a time of turmoil owner Shahid Kahn will be keen to forget - and even keener to learn form.

So far, he is making all the right moves. Manager Felix Magath, who was at one point linked with a move to Southampton, is still in place at the club, while Australia striker Adam Taggart and Schalke defender Tim Hoogland have been brought to west London within the last two days.

As if that wasn't enough, however, GetWestLondon are now reporting that Fulham are planning to keep Ruiz and Kostas Mitroglou at the club next season, as well.

Costa Rican Ruiz was largely seen as the Cottagers' most creative player last season, though Martin Jol was accused of playing him out of position. As such, the 28-year-old's form dipped and he joined PSV Eindhoven on loan in January.

At the World Cup this summer, Ruiz has shown what he can really do - and Fulham, it appears, have taken note.

Mitroglou, meanwhile, is still having a tough time finding form and fitness. The Greek forward, whose side will face Ruiz's Costa Rica in Sunday's last-16 tie, looked to be on his way out of Craven Cottage - Besiktas the reported destination on loan.

However, Fulham are now considering keeping the striker they signed for £12 million as a strike-partner for Australia's Taggart.

Whether the plans come off or not, both owner Kahn and coach Magath must be praised for a level-headed approach. After such a tumultous campaign last time out, it seems Fulham are finally finding the stability they need to take them forward.

Now time to see how that reflects on-field.

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