Wilkins to assist at Fulham

Fulham have strengthened Rene Meulensteen's backroom staff further with the appointment of Ray Wilkins as assistant head coach.

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Ray Wilkins: Joins Fulham staff

Ray Wilkins: Joins Fulham staff

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Meulensteen, who himself only took over the reins from Martin Jol at the beginning of the month, has welcomed the return of the Cottagers' former manager.

Meulensteen said: "I am delighted that the Chairman and the CEO have, again, backed my desire for further experience and support within the backroom staff.

"Retaining our status of being a Premier League club next season is vitally important to our long term plans, and I know that Ray's own experience and his knowledge of the game will be a vital component in our success."

Wilkins became the manager of Fulham in 1997, with former England team-mate Kevin Keegan working under him.

Wilkins took the side to the Second Division play-offs, but was sacked by chairman Mohamed Al-Fayed after Fulham lost the last three games of the regular season.

After leaving Fulham, Wilkins worked as a coach at Watford, Millwall and Chelsea. He left his post at Stamford Bridge in November 2010 and has been working as a Sky Sports pundit.

It is the second backroom addition at Fulham in the past seven days; Alan Curbishley joined as first team technical director on Christmas Eve.

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