Kit Symons confirms head coach discussions with Fulham owner

Fulham Craven Cottage

Kit Symons is still keen on taking permanent charge at Fulham.

The caretaker boss has picked up 10 of a possible 18 points since his appointment, with his latest game a tough-fought 3-3 draw at Rotherham on Tuesday night - in which the Cottagers had to equalise three times.

Dan Burn’s 90th minute goal gave Symons another reason to stake his claim as to why he should be appointed on a full-time basis, having taken over from Felix Magath - who took just a single point from his seven games in charge this season.

Shahid Khan’s five-man committee to decide on the best manager to lead the club look no closer to finding a suitable candidate, and, with each passing day, Symons’ success on the pitch looks to be making him the crowd and squad favourite for the role.

And, as much as he wants the job, Symons told the Standard that he just has to continue as he is, working hard on the job that he loves.

He said: “I am just having to keep going.

“I want the job, that’s not going to change, hopefully I will get it soon. Until I am told otherwise I will keep my head down and keep working hard. I am loving every minute of it and long may it last."

Symons confirmed that discussions had been held with Khan and his committee, and the Welshman believes that he has been making a strong case for his appointment.

“There have been good discussions,” he added.

“I am trying to get my views across to the owner and he has been asking pertinent questions. Hopefully, I can get across the way I want the football club to be run and be organised.”

Considering the amount of games that he has taken charge of, Symons is head coach in all-but job title, and he is keen to see that change in the coming weeks - with Fulham so close to Championship safety.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch