Fulham are considering making Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke their new boss, according to a report, as they try to avoid relegation from the Premier League.
According to The Sun, the Lilywhites are looking at a number of options to replace Claudio Ranieri after sacking the Italian last month.
Former captain Scott Parker has taken the reins on a temporary basis at Craven Cottage – but Fulham chiefs want to look at a number of possibilities before making a final decision; with Bristol City boss Lee Johnson also named by The Sun as a candidate.
Clarke has done a fantastic job at Rugby Park since taking charge and it isn’t a surprise to see him linked with a move elsewhere.
With the Ayrshire side sitting one point off Aberdeen in third in the league, Clarke’s side are in a good place to secure a Europa League place next season.
Fulham are currently 13 points from safety in the Premier League and look doomed to relegation unless they can produce a miracle in the final seven games.
It seems likely that Fulham will wait until the summer to make an appointment once they know which league they’ll be in next season.
If they do suffer the drop, Clarke might just want to stick around in Ayrshire and continue the fantastic work he’s been doing with Kilmarnock.