Former Fulham stars to help select new boss

first_imgFulham owner Shahid Khan has formed a five-man committee to identify and review candidates for the club’s managerial vacancy.Former Craven Cottage stars Danny Murphy and Brian McBride will be part of the panel, which also includes ex-Sunderland and Arsenal striker Niall Quinn.David Daly, Senior Director of Club and Federation business at Nike and a lifelong Fulham, and academy director Huw Jennings are the other members.The unusual move comes after Khan pledged to undertake “an exhaustive, thorough and deliberate” search for a replacement for Felix Magath.“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.”Kit Symons has been in caretaker charge since Magath’s departure and Khan has been confirmed he will be considered a candidate for the job full-time. getty Ex-Fulham midfielder Danny Murphy is a part of the search for the club’s new manager center_img 1last_img read more

Ex-Liverpool stars line up to blast Raheem Sterling’s agent

first_imgMichael Owen has accused Raheem Sterling’s agent of throwing the Liverpool starlet to the wolves.The 20-year-old gave an ‘unsanctioned’ interview earlier this week to explain why he is refusing to sign a new £100,000-a-week deal at Anfield.But it has only served to further antagonise Liverpool fans and the club’s hierarchy, and Owen insists Sterling should never have been put in that position by his representative, Aidy Ward.“We saw further evidence that Sterling isn’t a natural in front of the camera,” Owen said on social network Sportlobster. “That’s not a huge issue in itself but it does beg an obvious question: Why on earth did his advisor consent to exposing his client to a situation that he doesn’t feel comfortable in while discussing arguably the hottest current topic in English football?“Unless he was going to announce that he was signing a new contract imminently, he was on a hiding to nothing.“Every Liverpool fan was hanging on his every word and if there were a few willing to sympathise with him a week ago, there won’t be many who do now.”Owen’s comments echoed those of former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, who labelled the decision to sanction the interview “woefully misjudged” as he reflected on “another PR disaster for Team Sterling”.“For a 20-year-old and his agent to be taking on Liverpool FC in the public domain is a disgrace,” the 37-year-old said in his Daily Mail column.“I have no issue about players maximising their earning potential but the agenda that is being driven from Sterling’s camp is beyond a joke.” 1 Raheem Sterling last_img read more