Kit Symons believes Fulham’s thumping victory over Bolton at Craven Cottage last night will have helped strengthen his case to become the permanent successor to Felix Magath.
Owner Shahid Khan unveiled a five-man selection panel to help him choose the German’s replacement yesterday and Symons saw his side record their third straight win with a flawless dismantling of Bolton. Goals from Hugo Rodallega, Fernando Amorebieta, Lasse Vigen Christensen and Tim Hoogland meant the caretaker manager offered a timely reminder of his credentials to the men making the decision, including former Fulham captains Danny Murphy and Brian McBride.
That performance and result certainly won’t do me any harm. When I took over in I tried to galvanise the club and get everyone pulling together, and to start winning games, and on both counts it’s going pretty well so far. “It’s a great feeling hearing the fans sing my name. I’ve had stadiums booing me before, when I played, so it’s nice to have one cheering me now.
Symons did have sympathy for his former Crystal Palace team-mate Dougie Freedman, who is now clinging to his job as Bolton boss, after the Trotters’ tenth game without a win.
It’s the other side of the game. We’re euphoric and on a high, but unfortunately there’s always someone on the other end of it.