Fulham caretaker boss Scott Parker admits the club needs clarity to give them the perfect platform for a Premier League return.

The Cottagers, already relegated to the Sky Bet Championship, lost 1-0 at Wolves after Leander Dendoncker’s strike 15 minutes from time won it for the hosts.

It was Fulham’s 25th Premier League defeat of the season, ending a three-match winning run.

Parker has impressed since replacing Claudio Ranieri as caretaker in February, but knows the club needs a plan after next week’s final game at home to Newcastle.

He said: “Not just for me, as a club ahead of what’s going to be a massive year, we need to have a clear idea of what way we are going to go.

“We’re seven days away from ending the season and a lot of planning needs to go into next year. I’m sure it’ll come in due course.

“We have shown real improvement and results have suggested that as well.

Our main focus is planning for next year and what will be a massive campaign for us.

“My message has always been the same. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I want to be a manager and if it’s at Fulham, perfect. If it isn’t I’ll be a manager somewhere else.

The owners will make the best decision for the club”.