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Fulham vice chairman Tony Khan has told the Athletic that he ‘can’t give Marco Silva enough credit’ for his role in taking Fulham straight back to the Premier League and now wants to shed the club’s yo-yo tag.

The Whites memorably clinched the Championship title last night with a 7-0 thrashing of Luton Town at Craven Cottage as Aleksandar Mitrovic, who the Fulham director of football had to ‘beg’ to stay with the club in the summer, broke Guy Whittingham’s post-war second division goalscoring record.

In a wide-ranging interview with Danny Taylor, Khan said of Silva:

“I can’t give him enough credit. He’s awesome. I could happily spend this whole interview talking about how much I think Marco’s great and how much I respect him. To be able to give him a hug in person, instead of texting or seeing him on Zoom, feels so good.”

Khan, son of chairman Shahid, feels Fulham can make a better fist of life in the top flight than at previous points in his family’s tenure by virtue of going up as champions.

“We’ve done the first part to get promoted. Now we want to do the other part. We definitely need to put together a great season and do everything we can to stay up. We’ve been focused on building a more sustainable team and I think we can do it. I don’t want us to be seen that way (as a yo-yo club). From now on, I just want us to be a yo club.”