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Lewington warning for Fulham over new manager

Ray Lewington admits Fulham's future rests on the board appointing the right manager.

Lewington admits the club are likely to look outside for Sanchez's successor but warns they would be "silly" to make a hasty appointment.

He guided Fulham out of the bottom three with a point against fellow strugglers Wigan at Craven Cottage and then declared: "We played some good football in patches.

"It was always going to be a tough game to play football in because so much is at stake with both sides being down there. It was a spirited performance and I am very pleased about that.

"I will do the job to the best of my ability until I am told otherwise. I am realistic enough to know the club will look outside and if I was them I would do exactly the same thing.

"The next man they appoint has obviously got the transfer window and the second half of the season is going to be so important because of the situation we find ourselves in.

"I would by silly to ask them how long have I got. There is no pressure on me, I will go about the job the way I want to do it. When they make their decision, if it involves me then great, if it doesn't then that is fine as well.

"They have got to make sure they get it right because the second half is going to be so important. I am certainly not going to put any pressure on anyone. I am quite happy to do the job until told otherwise.

"If I can get some good results that would give my chance a little bit more but I am also realistic to know that they will probably go outside. Whoever they choose, they know they have got to get it right. But they would be silly to rush it because there are such big stakes you are playing for.

"I have got a fair amount of experience and I've coached at all levels. I think I know the game and I think I am a good coach. That is what I am."

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