Fulham have appointed Javier Pereira as their new Assistant Director of Football Operations with immediate effect.
He will work closely with Tony Khan on football matters including talent development and will be tasked with ensuring the club’s playing philosophy is embedded throughout the club, from the youth team right up until the first-team.
Pereira is a familiar face, having worked for the club in the not too distant past as Slavisa Jokanovic’s Assistant Manager and the fans were quick to make that point.
The Slavisa dynasty lives on
— Adam Bright (@AdamBrightPhoto) January 29, 2020
Next step Slav returns!!!!
— Alex Reed (@Reedyffc) January 29, 2020
But overall, the reaction to the news was positive with many taking to social media to praise Khan for his decision.
This actually makes sense. I’m shocked.
Knows the club, knows the brand of football we want and can actually support TK when he’s off on his many other ventures.
Surprised we’ve done something so sensible.
What a move ???
— Ad (@ABronsSmith) January 29, 2020
Blimey didn’t see that one, great and sensible decision @TonyKhan well done.
— Paul FFC ?? (@PaulFFC1879) January 29, 2020
— Barnaby and Chris (@AmbroseBarnaby) January 29, 2020
Credit @TonyKhan building something special??
— dylan taylor????? (@dt_164) January 29, 2020
What do we think?
This seems a smart appointment and one that should help the club to achieve their longer-term aspirations whilst building a culture and strong foundations on which they can grow.