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Luis Boa Morte says Fulham were wrong to sack Kit Symons

White from the Premier League past believes the club should have given more time to ex-boss before axing him in November

Rewind: Luis Boa Morte in his Fulham pomp

Fulham stalwart Luis Boa Morte reckons Kit Symons was unlucky to get the chop just 11 months into the job.

The man who made 156 appearances in white between 2001 and 2007 and now a coach at Sporting CP, coincidentally the Portuguese club from where Fulham borrowed winger Zakaria Labyad, reckons Symons should have been given more time.

“Kit Symons was doing a good job with the club before he was dismissed, but unfortunately the board didn’t share that opinion,” he told Bwin.

“In my opinion, the decision was wrong, as I played with Kit and I thought he was going the right way.

“He was starting to implement his own ideas from 2014/15 during pre-season. He is a Fulham guy through and through, he belongs to Fulham and you need to appreciate that. He loves the club and knows it inside out.”

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Unlucky: Kit Symons

Boa Morte scored 27 goals for the Whites in 156 appearance and recognises the vital importance of Ross McCormack to the team.

So does the club.

The talismanic striker has just extended his contract until a possible 2020, after new head coach Slavisa Jokanovic made good his promise to build a team around the Scotland international.

Boa Morte said: “Fulham will have to rely on the likes of Ross McCormack to keep them safe this season, he’s been very consistent, scoring plenty of goals.

“People were, and still are to an extent, questioning his hefty price tag for a Championship player, but with prices in football nowadays, who knows whether someone is worth the amount of money you pay for them.

“We also have Moussa Dembele, who has come in from Paris St Germain, who is also scoring, so we’ve got good potency in front of goal."

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