IS BEEB’S DAN THE MAN FOR FULHAM?
FORMER England midfielder Danny Murphy would be interested in a return to Fulham as replacement for axed manager Felix Magath.
Murphy, who currently works as a BBC pundit, made 210 appearances in five years at Craven Cottage before leaving for Blackburn in 2012.
Chairman Shahid Khan is looking to work with a fourth manager during his short tenure, and Murphy has made plain his desire to go back.
“I care about the club deeply and I’ve always had a desire to get involved, but that’s out of my hands,” Murphy said.
“I’ve always said I’d like to go back to Fulham at some point in some capacity because I have an affinity with the supporters there.
“If they did want to speak to me, of course I’d be openminded to that. I would never disregard something like that.”
Magath was sacked following Wednesday night’s 5-3 defeat at Nottingham Forest in a move Khan described as “unfortunate but necessary”, with Kit Symons taking temporary charge.
The 61-year-old won only four of his 20 games in charge at the west London club and became the third manager to be sacked, after Martin Jol and Rene Meulensteen, since Khan took over the Cottagers in July 2013.
“I am doing what I feel is right and needed for Fulham Football Club, for today as well as tomorrow,” said Khan.
“I thank our supporters for standing by us during these most difficult of times on the pitch, and promise better days ahead.”
The defeat at the City Ground was Fulham’s sixth in seven matches, with their solitary point leaving them bottom of the Championship after relegation from the Premier League.
Ex-Celtic manager Neil Lennon has expressed his interest in the job while former West Brom boss Steve Clarke and ex-Norwich chief Chris Hughton have been linked.