Kit Symons has been promoted to full-time manager of Fulham FC, the team announced Wednesday.
Symons became the team's caretaker manager after Fulham fired Felix Magath in September. At the time of Magath's firing, Fulham had six losses and one draw in seven English League Championship games this season.
Since Symons has taken over, the team is 5-1-3.
After firing Magath, Fulham chairman Shahid Khan had said he would "personally and immediately" lead a search for a new manager. Symons previously coached Fulham's under-21 team before becoming caretaker.
"Kit has thoroughly earned the opportunity to take Fulham from here as our First Team Manager," said Khan. "We've been a different football club, on and off the pitch, since Kit stepped in as our Caretaker Manager in September. His passion for Fulham is evident and contagious, and I believe the promise ahead of him is extremely bright. Above all, Kit understands and is committed to our goals, and he knows there is much work ahead. Starting today, we can begin work with Kit firmly in charge at Fulham."
Fulham plays Wigan Athletic on Saturday in what will be Symon's first game as full-time manager.
- Molly Geary