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Caretaker manager Lewington says Fulham right to look around before making final decision

Caretaker manager Lewington says Fulham right to look around before making final decision

Ray Lewington is in no hurry to change his temporary status as Fulham manager.
Lewington has been caretaker manager since the Premier League club fired Lawrie Sanchez on Friday. So far he's guided the Cottagers to a 1-1 draw with Wigan, and is preparing for Wednesday's match at Tottenham.
"I will do the job to the best of my ability until I'm told otherwise," Lewington told the club's Web site. "I'm realistic to know that the club will look outside. If I was them I would do exactly the same thing. The next man they appoint has the transfer window and the second half of the season is going to be so important ... I would be silly to ask them how long have I got."
Lewington said he was able to coach without pressure.
"You've got to look at it from their point of view _ they have got to make sure it's right," Lewington said. "So I'm certainly not going to put pressure on anyone and say 'I want this or I want that.'"
Fulham is 17th in the 20-team Premier League with 14 points.
Lewington managed Fulham from 1986, when it was in the old third division, until 1990 and also had spells as caretaker manager in 1991 and 1994. He's also coached at Crystal Palace, Brentford and Watford.
Lewington played for Fulham between 1980 and 1985, as well as at Vancouver Whitecaps, Chelsea, Sheffield United and Wimbledon. He's been first-team coach at Fulham since July 2005.


Updated : 2021-03-08 15:39 GMT+08:00