Billy McKinlay initially joined Fulham in the summer of 2004 as a player but, as the season progressed, he spent time coaching the Reserves alongside the second XI's then-Manager Paul Nevin.
A former Scottish international, Glasgow-born McKinlay won 29 senior caps for his country and his career saw him enjoy successful spells at Dundee United, Blackburn Rovers, Bradford City, Preston North End and Leicester City.
Talented and determined, McKinlay is now First Team Coach at Fulham, working alongside Martin Jol and his backroom team. In his role as Development Squad Manager he oversaw the progress of a number of the Club’s young hopefuls – including former defender Chris Smalling who impressed under the Scotsman’s guidance.
In February 2012, McKinlay was named as Northern Ireland's Assistant Manager, a role that sees him team up with the national side during the international breaks - a move that clearly underlines how well thought of he is outside of Craven Cottage as one of the Barclays Premier League's most highly-rated young coaches.