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Shahid Khan has appointed a five-man committee to help him find Fulham’s permanent successor to Felix Magath.

The Fulham chairman had promised ‘a thorough and exhaustive search’ in his programme notes immediately after the sacking of the German coach a fortnight ago and has stayed true to his word, despite caretaker manager Kit Symons’ impressive start. Khan’s committee comprises of Nike senior director David Daly, head of the Fulham Academy Huw Jennings, former Fulham captains Brian McBride and Danny Murphy and the former Arsenal, Sunderland and Manchester City striker Niall Quinn.

Khan said in a club statement released this afternoon:

I’ve got the right five men to help us find the right man for Fulham. They each bring something similar, and yet unique, to the search. They understand what we want to achieve and they’re committed to the process. And they very much respect Fulham. They know this is a special job for a manager and they want to play a role in making sure we get this right for everyone who plays for Fulham or loves the club.  And we will.

The chairman told Kit Symons last week that he will be considered as a candidate to take on the job on a full-time basis.