Kit Symons hopes four goals will impress Fulham five
Kit Symons did his prospects of becoming the next full-time manager of Fulham no harm by overseeing a 4-0 thrashing of fellow English second-tier strugglers Bolton on Wednesday.
London: Kit Symons did his prospects of becoming the next full-time manager of Fulham no harm by overseeing a 4-0 thrashing of fellow English second-tier strugglers Bolton on Wednesday.
Shahid Khan, the chairman of London side, has convened a five-man panel to help him appoint a new manager of Fulham, relegated from the Premier League last season, after terminating the woeful spell of German boss Felix Magath a Craven Cottage.
But Symons is doing his best to make his own case, having guided Fulham, previously winless this season, to back-to-back victories.
Goals from Hugo Rodallega, Fernando Amorebieta, Lasse Vigen Christensen and Tim Hoogland secured a crushing win over Bolton.
Former Fulham captains Danny Murphy and Brian McBride, former Sunderland striker Niall Quinn, academy boss Huw Jennings and season-ticket holder David Daly are the men advising Khan but they may need look no further than Symons.
"That performance and result certainly won`t do me any harm," Symons said. "When I took over I tried to galvanise the club and get everyone pulling together, and to start winning games, and on both counts it`s going pretty well so far.
"It`s a great feeling hearing the fans sing my name. I`ve had stadiums booing me before, when I played, so it`s nice to have one cheering me now."
But Fulham`s success did little for Symonds`s old friend Dougie Freedman, the Bolton manager, whose side have now won just once win in 10 matches.
"It`s the other side of the game. We`re euphoric and on a high, but unfortunately there`s always someone on the other end of it," Symonds said.
Freedman added: "It`s a difficult job and it`s proving to be more difficult than I thought.
"But I feel very confident we can do it. Will I be given time? I think so.
"The performance was concerning. We`ve gifted them a goal once again. We`ve got to stop giving away silly goals.
"We need a result. I`ve told the players they are in a relegation battle, with a big `R`."