Ray Lewington admitted he was as in the dark as to the identity of Fulham’s new boss as the rest us after the friendly with Bournemouth last night.

Lewington, who served as Roy Hodgson’s assistant and has stepped to run first team affairs on an interim basis whilst Mohamed Al-Fayed and Alistair Mackintosh search for a permanent replacement, said he was still in the dark over who would succeed Hodgson at Craven Cottage. Newspaper reports suggest that Martin Jol is due to be unveiled as the new Fulham boss after agreeing to leave Ajax and return to English football but Lewington was non-committal at Dean Court last night.

He said: “I cannot comment on Martin Jol because we do not know if he is going to be the new manager or not. All i do know is that they are going for a top-drawer manager.”