Symons show simmediate improvement for Fulham
A string of poor results left Fulham at the bottom of the table after seven matches in the season. This led to the dismissal of Felix Magath, who came in as the third manager last season. The German was heavily criticised for his primitive training methods and creating a bad atmosphere in the team. It has been no coincidence that immediately after his exit, results have started improving. Kit Symons, who was appointed as his replacement on a short-term basis, has already secured three victories in the last five matches. Two of them have come in the league and it has lifted Fulham closer to safety.
Amidst a lot of positivity, there has been a talk of Symons getting the job permanently. The caretaker manager refused to get carried away with such speculation, as he said that only the players will determine whether he gets to stay at Fulham or not. Symons accepted that the club will be talking with a number of other candidates for the role, but he said that the talks with owner Shahid Khan have been positive. Fulham’s good run under Symons came to an end after a 2-0 defeat against Middlesbrough before the international break. Symons has the opportunity to get things back on track when they host Norwich during the weekend.
“It’s only been a week, but it’s been longest week in my life. This is my interview, and the more time I get the better. I’ve spoken to the owner on the phone and we had a positive chat. I know they will be talking to other people as well. You do need to know what you're dealing with. To make Fulhamish decisions you do need to know the fabric of the club, and I’m in a position to know this,” said Symons.