FULHAM have got their revenge for Mark Hughes’ walkout by ordering his old backroom staff to work with the kids.
Coaches Mark Bowen, Eddie Niedzwiecki and Kevin Hitchcock will be told to train Fulham’s Academy rookies when they report back for work tomorrow.
The three, who joined the club along with ex-boss Hughes, remain under contract for another year as they did not have the same escape clause which allowed Sparky to quit without notice on June 2.
But there is no place for Bowen, Niedzwiecki and Hitchcock among the first team set-up.
Hughes’ successor Martin Jol has brought in Martin Lindeman and promoted long-serving coach Ray Lewington to work with him.
Is this good for the academy because they have first team quality coaches, or bad because these coaches are being ‘dumped’ on them in this way?