Former Charlton and West Ham boss Alan Curbishley has refused to rule himself out of the running for the manager’s job at Fulham.

The 58-year-old has been out of management since leaving West Ham in 2008, but was an advisor to Kit Symons at Craven Cottage before the Welshman was sacked on Sunday.

Fulham lost 5-2 at home to Birmingham at the weekend and are currently eight points adrift of the Championship play-offs.

But Curbishley feels they are capable of finishing in the top six and admits the vacant job is an “attractive” proposition.

“It’s up to other people. They need to think about what kind of manager they want,” he said.

“It is an attractive job and I’m sure there are going to be lots of people who will be applying.

“I won two promotions (with Charlton) and I’ve been in the play-offs before.

“With the top two at the moment on 30-odd points, it is a big haul to catch them.

“Fulham have got a side which could, on its day, beat anyone 4-0. But they could get beaten 4-0. Whoever comes in has got to try and change that a little bit.

“You have got to get the results. That was why it was a galling situation at the weekend for Fulham, because if we had beaten Birmingham we would have gone two points behind them.

“It is difficult, but it can be done.”