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Fulham legend Saha explains why club must back Symons

Louis Saha is keen to see Fulham stick by Kit Symons.

Speaking to the London Evening Standard, former striker Louis Saha has expressed his belief that Fulham must keep faith in Kit Symons.

Symons was appointed head coach at Craven Cottage earlier this season, following a turbulent year of three managers and a relegation from the Premier League.

The Cottagers currently sit in 20th place in the Championship table, eight points clear of the relegation places and a second consecutive drop down a division.

Symons has done much to steady the ship since his appointment, and one would suspect that the West London club would be slightly higher up the table if the former academy boss had been in charge for the entire season.

Felix Magath had little success during his tenure in the second tier, and after a run of 11 games without a victory, he was dismissed from his post in charge. Symons has revitalised a poor squad, and although promotion back to the Premier League is looking far off, he is sure to remain in charge past the summer to rebuild for another second division campaign.

Louis Saha - who played over 100 games for the Cottagers before signing for Manchester United - has expressed the belief that Symons should remain in charge of the club, as the manager should be trusted regardless of the fortunes that he endures.

“It is a challenging time for him,” the French striker said. “He needs help from Fulham supporters and help from the board.

“What has happened in the last two years has been really bad for the club. The management above has been dangerous, there has been a combination of problems. You have to stick with them whether it’s a smaller or a big job — you have to trust the manager.”

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