Fulham boss Meulensteen welcomes arrival of Curbishley

Fulham Head Coach Rene Meulensteen has spoken of his delight at the club’s appointment of Alan Curbishley as technical director, Sky Sports has reported.

The experienced Curbishley has been out of work for over five years, since he resigned as manager of West Ham United back in August 2008. Prior to his arrival at Upton Park, he spent 15 years as Charlton Athletic boss, leading them to a highest Premier League position of seventh in 2004.

Following Curbishley’s decision to come to Craven Cottage, Meulensteen said: “It was something the club had been discussing even before I had joined Fulham so that was always on the cards. We’ve been looking for the right sort of person and we are 100% convinced we have found that in appointing Alan Curbishley.

“I’m going to be in charge of the running of the first-team on a daily basis and Alan is just going to be another member of the first-team staff.

“I’m delighted he’s chosen to join us because to have a senior member like him on board with the vast experience he has in the Premier League gives me a great soundboard to bounce off from and get results and hopefully it gives us an even better chance of staying up in the Premier League.’

Fulham, who are 19th in the Premier League, though just a point adrift of safety, have also secured the services of former star Clint Dempsey on a two-month loan until the beginning of March.

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