Fulham’s results haven’t improved massively since the new man took charge and we always felt that it was fairly risky bringing him in. Yes he served under one of the greatest managers of all time and he would have to be fairly dense not to have picked up a huge amount from the great man in his 12 years at Manchester United.
But the same could be said of Brian Kidd, who left the club to take the helm at Blackburn Rovers and took them straight down to The Championship, without so much as a whimper. Mike Phelan is now being touted as the next West Brom manager in, what we think, would be a suicidal move for the club.
But it’s not all doom and gloom. Rene Meulensteen is an intelligent man who was highly regarded as a coach, in his own right, at Manchester United. In our view he’s a safer bet than the other two because he seems like man with strong football philosophy.
With his first window as Fulham manager coming up he will surely want to invest. Furthermore, he will surely use his contacts at Manchester United to bring some of their peripheral players to the club.
We have already heard rumours about Anderson joining the club and now SkyBet has installed Fulham as favourites to sign Ashley Young in the winter window.
The England winger has fallen out of favour at Manchester United after a very average spell of form this season. Rumours are rife that he may be surplus to requirements at Old Trafford. SkyBet have made Fulham favourites for his signature at odds of 8/1.
He would surely represent an excellent signing for the club as they look to expunge themselves from the drop zone.
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