Fulham favourite Simon Morgan is to return to his former Club as Head of its Community Department.
The 35 year old former defender was with the Club for 11 years from the former 3rd Division and was an influential factor in Fulham's return to top flight football, before he joined Brighton for one season under former Fulham Manager Mickey Adams.
Fulham Football Club boast one of the country's largest and most successful Community Department's. Primarily funded by the Club's Chairman, Mohamed Al Fayed, the department's task is to deliver professional and accessible initiatives that adhere to the progressive, exciting and friendly values of the Club.
Simon's role will focus on the two core elements of the department: the football development programmes and community initiatives. Working closely with both the Academy and squad management Simon aims to raise the profile and reach of the Club's Football Development programme, increase access and participation on soccer courses whilst also continuing with the strong emphasis placed on social outreach in the locality.
The community department plays a vital role for Fulham Football Club and its profile as one of the fastest growing clubs in the country. Increasing this profile through the many initiatives will be a key objective, offering opportunities of simultaneously enhancing quality of life in the area whilst increasing the fan base through the growth of the brand.
This morning Simon Morgan said:
"I am hugely excited to have been given the opportunity to return to Fulham Football Club in this role. I have a great affection for the Club and the fans so in some ways it feels like coming home. The work of the Community Department is extensive and challenging and I look forward to working with the team to ensure we are successful in nurturing the young Fulham fans and players of the future."
The Club's Acting MD, Mark Collins' commented:
"The name Simon Morgan is synonymous with Fulham Football Club and I know that the fans will be delighted to see him back. The role that Simon will be fulfilling has great potential for the Club to widen its reach in all areas of the community and to grow our fan base for the future. I believe that there is no greater ambassador for this Club and we are sure that Simon will embrace his new role with the great enthusiasm and passion that he always displayed for us on the pitch. This appointment again reinforces the Chairman's vision for the future success of the Club".