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Shahid Khan tasks Kit with promotion

last updated Friday 31st October 2014, 10:26 PM

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Paul Warburton Fulham Manager Kit Symons will be allowed to both manage Fulham and continue coaching Wales.

Whites supremo Shahid Khan has agreed his new boss can continue to plot Championship success and help former Cottage team-mate Chris Coleman get their country to the 2016 Euro finals where Wales aim to reach a major tournament for the first time in 58-years.

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despite the massive odds against.

Chairman and owner Shahid Khan made it plain he had faith in the man he appointed permanently on Wednesday night, but hinted Symons and co had to pull out all stops and return the club to the Premier League.

The fourth manager in 11 months has collected 13 points from seven games, but the Whites only cleared the relegation places for the first time courtesy of a 3-0 win over Charlton last Friday.

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However, self-made millionaire Khan is not used to taking no for an answer

"Statistically, we're not eliminated from the top six, so every game is a must-win for us," he added pointedly.

Symons' biggest defeat of his caretaker spell came in the 5-2 elimination from the Capital Cup on Tuesday by Derby.

But that was with a much-changed side from the Charlton win, and the new man at the helm admitted he will return a number of stalwarts to the starting XI at Wigan on Saturday.

"Against Derby, 90 minutes was too long for some people at this stage in their careers," he said. "What was disappointing was to concede four goals in such a short space of time.

"I saw Wigan at Derby last Saturday and they were worthy winners, so we have to be at our best to get a positive result."

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