Fulham manager Kit Symons looks on alongside Chief Football Officer Mike Rigg

Fulham have confirmed the confirmed the departure of their chief football officer Mike Rigg in a statement issued via their official website this afternoon.

Rigg has been at Fulham for 23 months since being appointed to a newly-created role when Kit Symons was in charge of first team affairs. He had reportedly clashed with head coach Slavisa Jokanovic over transfer targets and his departure could be seen as a victory for the Serbian head coach, although Fulham’s statement insists the move was a ‘cordial’ one.

Chairman Shahid Khan is quoted as saying:

I am thankful for Mike Rigg’s commitment and service to Fulham Football Club over the past two years. Mike made many solid contributions to our club and I know he will be up to the next challenge in his football career. My personal best wishes go to Mike and his family.