Fulham’s first-team coach Scott Parker is reportedly being considered by the club’s hierarchy to replace manager Slavisa Jokanovic.
After returning to the Premier League via the Championship play-offs last season, Fulham put a huge emphasis on summer recruitment and ended up adding 12 new faces to their squad.
However, the Cottagers have struggled during this campaign and a 1-0 defeat at Huddersfield Town on Monday night – the fifth straight league loss in a row – sent the club to the bottom of the table.
Jokanovic’s men are yet to keep a clean sheet in the league and their only shutout this season came in the 2-0 League Cup victory at home to Exeter City in August.
The Serbian tactician is under huge pressure to turn things around and it is claimed another bad result in Sunday’s clash against Liverpool at Anfield could spell the end of his tenure at Craven Cottage.
Fulham are massive 23.00 outsiders to pick up all three points on Merseyside, a draw is priced at 10.00 while the Reds, who suffered a shock 2-0 Champions League loss at Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday, are 1.11 favourites.
It is being reported Parker, who is one of two first-team coaches for the Cottagers, is the preferred candidate to take over if the club decides to get rid of Jokanovic.
Former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri and Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers are also believed to be in the running if Fulham opts to go down the more experienced route.
The West London outfit are 1.73 to be relegated to England’s second tier while they are 4.00 to finish bottom.