Monday, July 5, 2010

Lee Clark to be New Fulham Manager?

Following the departure of former manager Roy Hodgson last week, Fulham is currently looking for his replacement. There are a number of high-profile candidates in the club’s shortlist including Mark Hughes, Alan Curbishley and former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson. Now, the latest addition to the list is the current Huddersfield manager Lee Clark.

There is no doubt, Lee Clark has been impressive in his debut managerial role with the League One club. Under his guidance, Huddersfield last season played the League One playoff.

Moreover, Clark is not someone unknown to the Fulham fans as he spent 6 years at Craven Cottage as a player repressing Fulham in 149 league matches. Most important thing is that, Clark would not cost Fulham as much as the other high-profile managers would.

However, Lee Clark has revealed that he has not been contacted by Fulham yet. So, it seems it is nothing but a rumor.

Clark said to the media, “I've spoken to Dean Hoyle, the chairman (of Huddersfield), this morning and he has had no contact from Fulham, our chief executive Nigel Clibbens has had no contact from Fulham and I have had no contact from Fulham.

Most of the time I don't comment on speculation, but there has been absolutely no contact from Fulham and I don't want people to become unsettled.”

However, if Fulham has any intention of appointing Lee Clark as the new manager of the club, they must convince Huddersfield owner Dean Hoyle who is believed to be not interested in termination of Clark’s contract.

Moreover, Fulham would have to reportedly pay Huddersfield around £300,000 as the compensation of termination of contract with Lee Clark and two of his backroom staff Derek Fazackerley and Terry McDermott.

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