Mark Pembridge is enjoying his role as Fulham U15 coach.
The former Everton and Wales midfielder joined the Fulham academy setup this year and told the club's website: "The Club were aware that I was attaining my badges and when I left at the tail-end of last season I made it clear that if a position ever became vacant then I would be very interested in filling it.
"That situation arose the week before I was about to go on holiday and I accepted it straight away. I was very keen to get back into it as soon as possible and apply the things I had learned."
He added: "I spend a lot of time with Gary [Brazil] out on the training pitch. He's a great coach and I watch his sessions and pick up ideas and techniques that I can use with my Under-15s. It is very exciting to watch young players develop and progress whilst trying to ready them to become good players for Fulham."