McBride joins committee to select next Fulham manager

McBride joins committee to select next Fulham manager

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McBride joins committee to select next Fulham manager

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Brian McBride Fulham (Getty Images)

By FRANCO PANIZO

One of the Americans who found plenty of success at Fulham is being tasked with helping the club establish its vision for the future.

Former Fulham and U.S. Men’s National Team legend Brian McBride has been named to a five-man search committee charged with identifying and reviewing candidates to serve as the next manager of the Cottagers.

Fulham fired manager Felix Magath earlier this month after some tepid results to start the season, leaving chairman Shahid Khan to seek advice from people within or close to the club to help pinpoint the person who will turn around the Cottagers’ fortunes.

McBride, who was at Fulham from 2004-2008 and served as a popular captain during his tenure, was included in that committee. He was deemed qualified because of his wealth of experience at both the club and international levels, and could be the person that finally helps get an American a notable head coaching position in England.

McBride is familiar with Bob Bradley, the former head coach of the U.S. and Egypt who is currently at the helm of Norwegian club Stabaek. Bradley has been doing a solid job in his first season there, but has in the past been reportedly interested in landing a gig in England.

What do you make of this development? Think McBride will suggest an American for the job? See Bradley being a serious candidate?

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