Former Newcastle boss John Carver in for Fulham job

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HITC Sport understands former Newcastle manager John Carver has applied for the Fulham job.

Former Newcastle United boss John Carver has thrown his hat into the ring the vacant manager's job at Fulham, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Fulham are searching for a new boss following the sacking of Kit Symons last weekend, 24 hours after their 5-2 defeat to Birmingham City.

A host of names have been linked with the vacancy at Craven Cottage, including the likes of former Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert, ex-Leicester City chief Nigel Pearson and former Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler

However, several targets could be ruled out of the running for the role, with Fulham preferring to bring in a head coach rather than a manager.

Carver is highly-regarded in coaching circles in England after accumulating over 15 years experience of top-level experience with Newcastle, Leeds United and Sheffield United.

Carver took charge of Newcastle in January following the departure of Alan Pardew to Crystal Palace and despite a poor run of form, he managed to guide the club to safety in the Premier League on the final day of the season.

The 50-year-old is currently out of work after leaving Newcastle in the summer, following the appointment of Steve McClaren as the club's new head coach, and Carver is thought to be keen to get his coaching career back on track

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