Scott Parker will hold further talks with Fulham vice-chairman Tony Khan this week after strengthening his claims for the job at Craven Cottage with a third straight win over Cardiff City.
Three successive victories have put Parker in line to land the manager’s role on a permanent basis and he is due for more discussions with Khan about next season.
Khan, the son of Fulham owner Shahid, was in America last week but is due back in London this week to continue planning for the Championship.
Parker guided Fulham to a 1-0 win against Cardiff on Saturday and the Cottagers have now kept three consecutive clean sheets.
The Fulham hierarchy have been impressed with the work Parker has done since replacing Claudio Ranieri and senior staff at the club are working with the 38-year-old to put plans in place for next season.
Parker has already discussed potential transfer targets and helped put together plans for a pre-season programme which is likely to include games in Portugal.
The core of the Fulham squad, including Tom Cairney and Ryan Sessegnon, want Parker to land the job on a permanent basis and Khan is likely to speak to the players before making a final decision on whether to appoint him.
“It is out of my control,” Parker said after a superb goal from Ryan Babel gave Fulham victory over Cardiff.
“All I can control is trying to put out a team with the traits that the fans want and that I want.
And certainly over the last couple of weeks we have got that.”