History of Fulham Football Club

Fulham's Longest Ever Manager: Philip Kelso Retires After 15 Years

May 1924 Philip Kelso retires after managing the Club for 15 years, a stint that makes him Fulham's longest ever reigning manager - a record that stands to this day. He was only 53 when he called an end to his time at Fulham; but he stayed in the local area as the landlord of The Grove public house in Hammersmith followed by The Rising Sun on Fulham Road.

Relegation Avoided

3 May 1924 The Whites struggled all season after losing our first four, but beat Stockport County 1-0 on the final day of the season to avoid the drop.

Ducat Takes Charge

June 1924 The first former Fulham player to manage the Club was Andy Ducat (pictured seated on the roller). Between 1921 and 1924, Ducat played 68 times at wing-half for Fulham and he took over the Manager's post from Phil Kelso in 1924.