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Fulham defender reveals who he wants to be appointed as new manager

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Fulham are on the lookout for a new manager, and centre back Dan Burn says he wants caretaker boss Kit Symons to be appointed.

Fulham's dugout has been more like a revolving door in the last 14 months, with Martin Jol, Rene Meulensteen and Felix Magath all being sacked by owner Shahid Khan. German Magath, formerly manager of Bayern Munich, couldn't keep the Cottagers in the Premier League last season, and picked up just one point from the first seven Championship games - leading to his eventual sacking last week.

That means that Khan is looking for a fourth manager under his ownership, and the likes of Gianfranco Zola, Steve Clarke and Jean Tigana have been strongly linked, as well as former Celtic boss Neil Lennon and ex-Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood.

For now though, the position will be filled by caretaker manager Kit Symons. Symons, 43, made over 100 appearances for the club as a player, and has recently been temporary boss of Crystal Palace and Colchester, meaning he is familiar with the situation he finds himself in.

Symons lost his first game in charge after Blackburn left Craven Cottage with a 1-0 win last Saturday, but he did notch his first win as Fulham saw off Doncaster 2-1 in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.

The winning goal came from centre back Dan Burn in the 32nd minute. The towering 22-year-old arrived at the club from Darlington back in 2011, and forced his way into the Fulham first team last season after impressive spells on loan with Yeovil Town and Birmingham City - and now says that Symons should be the permanent manager.

"I would like to see him get the job," said Burn. "I had him as my under 21s coach. He’s a very good coach and a very good guy. He’s very popular with the fans and I think we need a bit of stability in the club. I’m sure the chairman is assessing his options but I’d love him to get the job.

"He’s done really well. It feels a lot more organised out on the pitch," he added. "Everyone knows their positions. We’re doing more video analysis on the teams that we’re playing and he wants everyone to enjoy themselves. Bryan [Ruiz], Hugo [Rodallega] and Ross [McCormack] linked up amazingly tonight. I’m glad I wasn’t their two centre halves. They’re unlucky they didn’t bag a goal."

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