Kit Symons confident of becoming full-time Fulham manager after victory over Charlton

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Fulham’s caretaker manager Kit Symons is sure he has secured the permanent job after his side beat Charlton Athletic at Craven Cottage last night.

An early goal from captain Scott Parker was added to by a Hugo Rodallega double to secure a victory which took Fulham out of the Championship relegation zone and into 19th.

After his fifth win in charge of the club, Symons feels he has proved he is worthy of being given the manager’s job full time.

“I am very confident I will get the job,” he said.

“I would like to think the five-man panel will see what the obvious thing and the right thing to do for this football club is.”

Symons credits Fulham’s decent run of form to their confidence and believes they can challenge any team they face, including league-leaders Derby County, who they play on Tuesday in the League Cup.

“Nothing fazes this group of players. There’s a real confidence and genuine belief that we will win every game we step out onto the pitch to play,” he said.

“We’ve got a great squad, full of young players. Full of great talent, pace and energy and good experienced ones as well. It’s just down to me to pick the right balance.”

Symons has noticed that this positive outlook is not just limited to those on the field either.

He said: “There are a lot of big smiles around the Club and that’s the environment I want and that’s the environment I have helped to create with the help of a lot of people.”

Charlton manager Bob Peeters feels his side offered Symons the full-time manager role on a plate with the amount of mistakes they made during the game.

“We have given Kit a gift today,” he said.

“He owes my players, especially for the first half, if he gets the job.”

Featured image courtesy of Fulham Football Club via YouTube

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