First published: 5th December, 2015, 11:29 AM
EXCLUSIVE By Editor Wayne Veysey| Former Evening Standard, Press Association and Goal chief correspondent with 17 years experience of breaking big stories, including exclusives like this
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Fulham are set to name Stuart Gray as their new manager – but only in a caretaker capacity, Football Insider sources understand.
A deal has been agreed in which Gray will stay on as a coach at Craven Cottage even if he does not land the manager’s job on a full-time basis.
A Fulham source has told Football Insider that the former Southampton, Sheffield Wednesday and Northampton manager will be appointed the new boss in the next 24 hours, and most likely on Saturday evening after the team’s match at Nottingham Forest.
As revealed by Football Insider on Thursday, Fulham turned their attention to Gray after talks with Steve Clarke, Gary Rowett, Nigel Pearson and Mark Warburton collapsed.
Gray, who has been out of work since leaving Wednesday last June, is highly regarded within the game for his coaching skills and will be given the chance to land the job on a permanent basis.
Football Insider revealed on Tuesday that Fulham’s US-based owner Shahid Khan has been in to London this week to oversee the process following the series of recruitment setbacks.