Ex-USMNT's Brian McBride named to Fulham's manager search committee
On Tuesday, Fulham chairman Shahid Khan announced a five-person search committee to find the team's next manager that included former United States national team member Brian McBride.
Other members include David Daly, Huw Jennings, Danny Murphy and Niall Quinn.
Fulham was relegated last season after finishing 19th in the table with 32 points and a record of 9-5-24.
Kit Symonds is currently the interim manager for Fulham, which has a record of 1-1-7. The team's four points put them only ahead of Blackpool in the English League Championship. Symonds replaced former manager Felix Magath, who was fired on Sept. 18.
Khan told FulhamFC.com that he is looking to bring someone in permanently but wants to find the "right man for Fulham."
“I’ve got the right five men to help us find the right man for Fulham,” Khan said. “They each bring something similar, and yet unique, to the search. They understand what we want to achieve and they’re committed to the process. And they very much respect Fulham. They know this is a special job for a manager and they want to play a role in making sure we get this right for everyone who plays for Fulham or loves the Club. And we will.”
McBride was a captain at Fulham and is also the first American to ever score in two different World Cups. McBride retired from international play after the 2006 World Cup.
- Sarah Barshop