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Former Wednesday chief Gray in line for Fulham job

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HITC Sport understands former Sheffield Wednesday boss lined up for Fulham manager's job.

Former Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray has emerged as the frontrunner for the vacant manager's job at Fulham, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Gray is understood to have taken training at Fulham on Monday as the club look to finally bring in a replacement for Kit Symons.

Fulham have been without a manager for almost a month after Kit Symons was sacked early in November, 24 hours after a 5-2 defeat at home to Birmingham City.

Former Reading boss Steve Clarke was poised to replace Symons after holding talks with Fulham before opting to stay at Reading.

A number of other names have been linked with the Craven Cottage hotseat, including Birmingham's Gary Rowett and Rangers' Mark Warburton, but they have distanced themselves from the role.

It leaves the path clear for Gray to land the job with the former Southampton manager currently out of work after leaving Sheffield Wednesday last summer.

Fulham have failed to win since sacking Symons and currently languish in 16th spot in the Championship table with the club's hierarchy keen to bring in a new man to try and arrest their slide down the table.

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