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Fulham make Kit Symons appointment permanent

Fulham's caretaker manager has been given the post on a permanent basis.

Kit Symons has been in the role since September 18th, leading the Whites to an overall record of five wins, one draw and three losses during that time.

His promotion is effective immediately, and until the end of the 2015-16 season.

Chairman Shahid Khah said:

"Kit has thoroughly earned the opportunity to take Fulham from here as our First Team Manager. 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."

Fulham's former boss defends his use of cheese to treat injuries

The former manager of Fulham FC, Felix Magath, has defended his spell in charge of the club and insisted he still has something to offer to English football.

Felix Magath has defended his time in charge of Fulham - including an unusual method of treating injuries Credit: Reuters

The 61-year-old German was replaced by Kit Symons on Thursday with the Cottagers rooted to the foot of the Sky Bet Championship with just one point from their first seven games.

Magath took over at Craven Cottage in February but could not prevent their relegation from the Premier League.

I don't have a guilty conscience.

I don't want to sound arrogant, but I am convinced that English football has something to learn from German qualities. Sadly they're not that prepared to listen. I think I still have something to offer English football.

– Felix Magath, speaking to German news agency DPA

Magath's methods have come under fierce criticism from former players, notably ex-captain Brede Hangeland who was once told by the veteran boss to treat a leg injury by rubbing cheese onto the sore area.

But the former Bayern Munich coach insisted: "I merely suggested it could be worth trying the old wives' tale of applying quark to the injured area. I would never tell a doctor what to do."

Symons' first game in charge of Fulham ended in a 1-0 home defeat by Blackburn. They face League One Doncaster in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday.

Alexander Kacaniklic signs new contract with Fulham

The player has extended his contract at Fulham Credit: Fulham FC

Fulham has confirmed that Alexander Ka?anikli? has signed a contract extension which sees him committed to the club untilJune 2016.

The Sweden international winger has now moved to FC Copenhagen on a season-long loan deal.

Kacaniklic has made 29 appearances for the Whites in all competitions, and everyone at the Club has wished him the best of luck in Denmark.

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