Quality wanted by Lewington


Caretaker manager Ray Lewington believes Fulham will appoint a top-quality new boss to replace Roy Hodgson.

Lewington was placed in temporary charge of the Cottagers following Hodgson's departure to Liverpool last month.

A string of top names have been linked with the Craven Cottage job in recent weeks, including former Spurs boss Martin Jol, ex-England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson and veteran German Ottmar Hitzfeld.

Jol is the favourite for the role and Lewington fully expects a quality name to get the job ahead of the new Premier League season.

"I really don't know if I'll be in charge for the Sweden tour. All I know is that I'm in charge up until the new manager is appointed," he said.

"We don't know if it's Martin Jol. It's just another name that has been plucked out of the air as far as we are concerned.

"What I do know is that they are going to try to go for a top-drawer manager. We are a big club and we should be attracting a big-name manager now.

"We go for the top now. Having had Roy, you need to bring in someone of that stature to match him."

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