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Fulham finally set to appoint new manager on Thursday after six week search

Fulham are set to hand Kit Symons the full-time managerial position at Craven Cottage this week.

When Shahid Khan took over the ownership of Fulham, many expected him to stabilise the club in the Premier League - but if anything, his arrival has added to the chaos at Craven Cottage.

The businessman, who also owns NFL franchise Jacksonville Jaguars, not only sacked Martin Jol, but then sacked his replacement Rene Meulensteen after just two months in the job.

Then it was former Bayern Munich boss Felix Magath who came in with the task of keeping the Cottagers in the Premier League, but he failed miserably, and Fulham were back in the second tier for the first time since their promotion to the top flight in 2001.

Yet after a summer of recruitment, Magath continued to fail in West London, and after a 5-3 defeat to Nottingham Forest in September, the German was sacked - leaving Khan to look for yet another manager.

Former Fulham defender Kit Symons was installed as caretaker manager, and before tonight's game with league leaders Derby County, he's led the team to four wins and a draw in just seven games in charge.

Fans and players are adamant that Symons takes the job, and now it finally seems that Khan is ready to hand the 43-year-old the permanent job after a six week search for a new manager.

According to the Daily Mail, Khan will fly back from America on Wednesday, with Symons being presented as permanent manager on Thursday - in news which will surely delight the Fulham faithful.

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