Cottagers technical director Alan Curbishley is waiting in the wings to replace the ex-Red Devils assistant coach.
New Fulham head coach Rene Meulensteen’s job is safe for now, however, the under-pressure Dutchman needs to start getting some results, and fast, if he is to stay in charge at Craven Cottage for the remainder of this season though, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
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The Premier League strugglers lost to lowly Sheffield United in their FA Cup fourth-round replay at Craven Cottage on Tuesday night, a defeat which the former Manchester United assistant manager said had left the west London club at “rock bottom”.
However, the Cottagers’ new American owner Shahid Khan is believed to be prepared to give Meulensteen more time in which to turn the club’s results around, as well as integrate the raft of January window signings into the team.
Fulham splashed out a club-record £12m on Greece international front man Kostas Mitroglou, and Tottenham Hotspur’s Germany international midfielder Lewis Holtby, who was signed on loan.
But with league encounters coming up against champions United and in-form Liverpool, time may soon run out Meulensteen.
“Everyone can see that we have been a team that has not got the results that we wanted,” said Meulensteen. “We are trying ever so hard to get out of it. But there is not a direct fix or solution and hopefully the new players coming in can help us fix it.“