Craven Cottage outfit to decide between two managerial heavyweights.
Fulham will announce their new manager next week with Ajax boss Martin Jol and Ivory Coast coach Sven-Goran Eriksson the favourites, BBC Sport understands.
The club have been without a boss since Roy Hodgson joined Liverpool on 1 July, with Ray Lewington in temporary charge. (BBC Sport)
Having lost Roy Hodgson to Liverpool the west London club have a tough decision to make. Having made solid progress under the vastly experienced Croydon born boss Fulham now seem set on opting for two foreign bosses with great track records, but who should they opt for?
Sven Goran Eriksson has been there and done it all over the world although his managerial record since leaving the England post has been patchy at best. In his one season at the City of Manchester Stadium the Swede worked wonders, achieving a ninth place finish, which was a marked improvement on the two previous seasons when Man City had flirted with relegation. Perhaps more importantly he helped his side to two derby victories in one season, the first time this had been achieved since 1970.
He then got the sack, a decision that the supporters were rightly unhappy about, and then followed a poor stint as Mexico boss and an ill fated association with Notts County. The 62 year old then found himself as Ivory Coast coach for the 2010 World Cup, and that too didn’t go quite according to plan with the African nation crashing out at the first hurdle. Eriksson does however fit the profile the club may be looking for. And he could be seen very much as a Swedish version of Roy Hodgson.
Option two is Martin Jol. A manager with a little less in the way of experience but someone who has had real success in the Premier League. In three full seasons as Tottenham boss the Dutchman managed to guide the north London club to two fifth place finishes and but for a dodgy meal the night before the last game of the season, he may well have secured a Champions League spot. He was, like Sven, rather harshly dumped by the Premier League club and after a brief spell out of the game he accepted the position at Hamburg and in his first, and only, season he guided the club to fifth spot in the Bundesliga and reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup.
He then left to take the Ajax job and came within a whisker of helping the Amsterdam side to their first domestic title in six years.
The Cottagers have a tough decision to make, but arguably both targets are well capable of continuing the good work that Hodgson put in.