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Football: Wilkins appointed Fulham assistant head coach

Published on Dec 31, 2013 6:47 AM

LONDON (AFP) - Ray Wilkins has been appointed as the new assistant head coach of Premier League strugglers Fulham, the club announced on Monday.

The 57-year-old returns for a second stint at Craven Cottage having managed the then-Second Division club between 1997 and 1998 before being replaced by Kevin Keegan.

Rene Meulensteen, who replaced Martin Jol as manager on Dec 1, welcomed the arrival of Wilkins, a player-manager of QPR between 1994 and 1996 and later assistant manager at both Millwall and Chelsea.

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

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