With the Club close to the drop zone in 1990, Alan Dicks arrived at Jimmy Hill's behest to help Ray Lewington.
Initially, Dicks was a 'consultant' but by the start of the next season, he was installed as Manager, with Lewington stepping down to become his Assistant.
As a player, Dicks had been on the books of Chelsea and Southend United before moving to Coventry City. At Highfield Road he became a coach with Hill as manager as the Sky Blues reached the First Division.
Dicks then headed to Bristol City as manager, leading them into the top flight but he left Ashton Gate when the club were on the brink of bankruptcy and went to work abroad.
Managing Fulham was Dicks' first job in English football for a decade. He was liked as a person but the Team struggled on the pitch and in his only full season in charge, Fulham finished 21st.
A humiliating FA Cup defeat to Hayes, six divisions lower, in November 1991, was the end for Dicks and weeks later he left Fulham and football.