Lawrie Sanchez is so convinced that he will land the Fulham job full-time he has already started putting together their pre-season training schedule.

The Northern Ireland boss, who saw Fulham gain a point against Blackburn on Saturday, has stated that he could combine the two posts comfortably and is already busy making Craven Cottage his new home.

Sanchez was given a 32-day contract by the struggling club and told to secure their Premiership status before any decisions are made on who will replace Chris Coleman. But confident Sanchez says is already planning for next season, even though he does not know if Fulham will still be in the Premiership.

He said: “This club has not stood still while I have been here. I am the manager and I manage the situation. I am a good manager and hopefully I will prove that. Things have been run past me that I have given the go-ahead to.

Any manager who is here next season will need those things in place. I have also looked at times for pre-season training. Those are standard things that any manager needs to have in place. I know the chief scout here, Andy Thorn, from my Wimbledon days and he is drawing up a list of potential players.”