After three months in caretaker charge following the dismissal of Michael Laudrup, the 35-year-old can now look to plan for next season’s Premier League and beyond, having signed a three-year contract.
“It’s the opportunity of a lifetime — one I intend to take. I’ll be looking to stamp my authority on the squad and the club.”
Meanwhile Fulham have confirmed Felix Magath will remain in charge next season, despite their relegation to the Championship.
Magath, who became Fulham’s third manager of the campaign when he took over in February, saw their survival hopes end with the 4-1 defeat at Stoke on Sunday. Despite the relegation, Magath has vowed to stay and the Cottagers said last night the German will spearhead their bid for an immediate return to the Premier League.
“Felix will manage the club next season. There has never been any ambiguity over his future. He wants to bring us back to the Premier League,” a club spokesperson said.