Report: Steve Clarke joins Nigel Pearson in race for Fulham job

Reading boss Steve Clarke and former Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson are reportedly in the running for the Fulham job.

Fulham could appoint Steve Clarke as their next manager, according to reports.

The Sun claims that the Reading boss is one of three names being considered by chairman Shahid Khan as a replacement for Kit Symons, who was sacked following a 5-2 home defeat against Birmingham City earlier this month.

Clarke, who previously managed West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League, has apparently been joined on the shortlist by ex-Leicester manager Nigel Pearson as well as Paul Tisdale, who is currently in charge of League Two outfit Exeter.

It is believed that Khan is struggling to decide between the talented trio, with a Fulham insider telling The Sun: “The club is looking for a long-term appointment. There’s nothing to choose between these three.”

Should the west London club decide to go with Clarke, there is no doubt they will be appointing a manager with vast levels of experience in the top flight.

The 52-year-old was assistant manager at Chelsea between 2004 and 2008, helping Jose Mourinho to deliver two Premier League titles at Stamford Bridge, before linking up with Gianfranco Zola at West Ham United.

Clarke was also Kenny Dalglish’s assistant at Liverpool for 18 months, and took up his first managerial role with the Baggies in 2012 before joining Reading in December 2014.

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