Long-standing season-ticket holder David Daly has joined the board of Fulham Football Club as a non-executive director.

The development will be formally announced in chairman Shahid Khan’s programme notes ahead of this afternoon’s Championship clash with Birmingham City at Craven Cottage but documents filed with Companies House confirms that Daly, a former senior executive at American sports clothing manufacturer Nike, has formally joined the club’s board, which also comprises Jacksonville Jaguars president Mark Lamping, finance director Sean O’Loughlin and chief executive Alistair Mackintosh alongside Khan.

Daly, who previously headed up federation and club business during three decades with Nike, was previously part of a five-man panel put together by Khan to discuss a permanent replacement for the sacked Felix Magath as permanent manager in September 2014. The panel considered a number of names but opted to give caretaker Kit Symons the role on a full-time basis. Daly’s full role has not been publicly disclosed but his addition to the board fills a gap that has existed since Khan’s takeover from Mohamed Al Fayed in August 2013.