Fulham speak to Steve Clarke after Nigel Pearson talks break down
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 19/11/15 11:38am
Fulham are in discussions with Steve Clarke about their vacant head coach job after talks with Nigel Pearson broke down, according to Sky sources.
It is understood Clarke is keen to join the west London club, despite Reading's excellent start in the Championship this season, and he could be installed before the weekend.
Sky Bet have now suspended betting on Clarke making the move to Craven Cottage after he was backed into 1/10 before the online bookmaker pulled the plug on the market.
Sky sources reported earlier this week that Clarke was on a list of three candidates to succeed the sacked Kit Symons along with Pearson and Exeter boss Paul Tisdale.
The Whites also spoke to ex-Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert, but he opted to join Championship rivals Blackburn on Sunday.
Fulham had also been preparing to let Alan Curbishley, who has been conducting first-team training since Symons' departure, take charge of the team at MK Dons on Saturday.
It is understood that Curbishley, the former Charlton and West Ham boss, wants the Fulham head coach job full-time, but the club are reluctant to give it to a man who has been out of football management for over seven years.
Symons was sacked by Fulham in early November after a 5-2 home defeat by Birmingham City.