Fulham boss Kit Symons has had his work cut out for him in his short time at the club.
After eventually steering the club clear of relegation, following the near fatal Felix Magath era, the Welshman has helped the Cottagers to another season of the Championship.
And the summer preparations have proved to be satisfactory as he looks to lead the club he won promotion with as a player back to the Premier League as a manager.
Here, GetWestLondon looks at how Symons has looked to shape and prepare the squad for a successful season.
Roberts linked with a move away
25 April - Teenage prodigy Patrick Roberts is first rumoured with a move away from the club as he attracts interest from Man City
Summer clear-out to start the season
12 June - Hugo Rodallega leads the cull as Fulham also rid of Tim Hoogland and Chris David, amongst a total of nine departures
Back to training
16 June - The Cottagers report for duty as they are one of the earliest clubs to return to training for the new season
First new signings
19 June - Fulham confirm the free signings of winger Ben Pringle from Rotherham and goalkeeper Andy Lonergan from Bolton
Holland goalkeeper departs for Premier League
22 June - The former Netherlands goalkeeper joined Southampton on a season-long loan
Fulham snare rival player
26 June - Blackburn midfielder Tom Cairney signed for a fee rumoured to be £3.5million
Wales international pens permanent deal
2 July - Ashley Richards completes his permanent move to the club after a loan stint at Craven Cottage last season
One in, one out
Khan rumours rubbished
10 July - Fulham put out a statement on behalf of Shahid Khan to deny any interest in selling the club in order to buy Tottenham Hotspur
Kit revealed...or not
14 July - The club announce that their kit launch will be further prolonged until they can unilaterally announce a new sponsor.
Promising youngster departs
19 July - The Patrick Roberts saga finally ends with the 18-year-old moving to Manchester City in a deal worth up to £11million
Cottagers return from Austria
25 July - Following a 2-2 draw with Hertha Berlin and a 1-0 defeat to Frankfurt, the Whites returned back to Motspur Park as pre-season headed to a climax
Exciting left-back signed up
25 July - Everton's promising young left-back Luke Garbutt joined the club on a season-long loan
The long-awaited debut
1 August - Fulham host Crystal Palace in a 1-1 draw. Kostas Mitroglou plays a starring role on his Craven Cottage debut, despite only playing 25 minutes
The recruitment drive continues
4 August - Fulham confirm the signing of Sakari Mattila from Aalesunds on a two-year deal
5 August - Fulham's Luke Garbutt announces injury has ruled him out for six weeks on the eve of the new season