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KIT
SYMONS

Kit Symons was most recently manager of Fulham FC in the Championship.

Symons initially joined Fulham in November 2009 as senior scout and academy coach.

Symons is a former top player cutting his teeth in coaching and management.

The ex-Manchester City and Wales centre back gained early experience of his new career at Crystal Palace, where he was a player, and Colchester United.

A strong but thoughtful defender of intelligent style, Symons had an early taste of management while still a player.

He became Palace's caretaker boss for a spell in 2003 and then, following the appointment of Iain Dowie, took on the role of assistant manager.

Kit - real name Christopher - was switched to take charge of the reserves at Selhurst Park in 2005 before being named first team coach under Peter Taylor the following year.

After Taylor left, Symons had a second stint as caretaker in 2007, before leaving the club in the wake of Neil Warnock's arrival.

He joined Colchester as assistant manager in 2008 and held the first team reins after the exit of Geraint Williams. Symons and Colchester parted company in October 2008.

Hampshire-born Symons began his career with Portsmouth. After seven years at Fratton Park, he moved to Manchester City for £1.2m before being signed for Fulham by Kevin Keegan.

Symons, who was capped 37 times by Wales over a 12 year period, wound up at Palace where the roles of player and coach overlapped.

He is also a graduate of the LMA's Certificate of Applied Management at Warwick University.

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