Former Whites player Chris Coleman and Academy Director Steve Kean took temporary charge of Fulham when Jean Tigana exited the Club.
With relegation a worrying possibility, they led Fulham to 10 points from a possible 15 to secure top-flight football for a third season.
Coleman was then handed the reins on a full-time basis in the summer of 2003, becoming the youngest Manager in the Club’s history.
He guided Fulham to a record-breaking highest ever league finish of ninth in his first full season in the job, and secured a sixth consecutive campaign of Premier League football for the Whites in 2005/06.
He left the Club in April 2007 after Fulham had gone on a seven game winless run.