Fulham captain Michael Brown believes his team let down former boss Chris Coleman.
Coleman was sacked last month following a poor run of results which had seen The Cottagers drop perilously close to the bottom three.
Lawrie Sanchez was installed on a caretaker basis and led the club to safety, albeit only just, but the departure of Coleman still rankles with Brown, particularly as he admits his side were to blame.
“I think we let him down, first and foremost, and we let the club down,” Brown told Sky Sports News.
“It was just a disappointing end to something where we’d done okay up until the end of February.”
Brown admits the club’s dispensing with Coleman came as a shock but backed their decision to turn to former Northern Ireland boss Sanchez, now the permanent incumbent at Craven Cottage.
“We knew we were in a difficult situation and results hadn’t gone for us, but it just came as a shock to find out he’d been sacked,” Brown added.
“We all know that’s football and the club made their decision. We stayed up so we’ve done what we needed to do.”