Former Manchester City boss Mark Hughes has been appointed on a two-year contract to become the successor to Roy Hodgson at Fulham.
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Hughes, sacked by City last December, has been weighing up his options after being linked with a number of jobs both in England and abroad, while Fulham chairman Mohammed Al-Fayed has moved quickly to find a new manager after his failed attempts to lure Martin Jol away from Ajax.
''I would like to welcome Mark Hughes to Fulham. I know that he understands my vision for the Club, and believes in what we want achieve,'' Al-Fayed told the Fulham website.
''We have enjoyed two incredibly successful years, and my hopes and dreams for this club are for that journey to continue. I am confident that with his Premier League and National Team successes, Mark will be a great guy for the job.''
Hughes also revealed his joy at getting the job, telling the site: ''I am happy to have joined Fulham following much speculation regarding the appointment of a new Manager. I have discussed my aspirations with both the Chairman and Alistair Mackintosh and believe that we are aligned in our aims for what can realistically be achieved here.
''I am joining on the back of two of the most successful seasons in the Club's history, and that in itself brings with it the challenges of expectation and ambition. I am confident that with some additions to the squad, hard work and commitment, we can move this Club forward in the right direction.
''I hope the Fulham fans will enjoy some special times during this season's campaign and we will work hard to achieve that. I'm looking forward to working with the squad as soon as possible, and in making sure the on-pitch preparations are complete before the first competitive ball is kicked in August.''
Speaking after the Reds' Europa League qualifier against FK Rabotnicki in Macedonia new Liverpool boss Hodgson said: ''It is a good appointment. I am very pleased for him and Fulham Football Club.
''I think Mark is a very good manager and he has proved his worth many times. It is good Fulham have got such an experienced man to take over. I think he will enjoy working at Fulham because it is a fantastic club with fantastic people and magnificent players. I wish him well, but not too well when he plays against us - but I know he will do well.''