Fulham have finally announced their new sponsor after agreeing terms with French sporting brand Airness.
Airness is a footwear trademark founded in 1999, in Saint-Denis (France), by Malamine Koné.
Although financial details have not been disclosed, the three-year deal is the biggest in the west London club’s history and will see a new kit launched ahead of next season.
David McNally, Fulham managing director, welcomed confirmation of the deal and suggested extra funds could be made available for Cottagers manager Chris Coleman as a result.
‘This is a particularly exciting deal for the club from both a commercial and consumer perspective,’ McNally said.
‘This is a significant time in Fulham football club’s history with major investment being made on the pitch and also at Craven Cottage to enhance facilities and provide a best-in-class service to our fans.
‘This deal signifies further improvements to the merchandise that we can offer our supporters, and obviously, will provide the best possible product to our first team squad.’
Fulham are currently sponsored by UK internet service provider Pipex but that will now change at the end of this Premiership campaign.
Airness has forged a first-rate reputation in France and is currently the kit supplier for several Ligue 1 sides including Nantes, Lille and Rennes.
The firm also sponsors African national teams DR Congo, Guinea and Mali.