Slavisa Jokanovic has thanked Fulham fans for their support and wished them good health ahead of 2017.
The Serbian has also believes that the Whites are going to be a better side as they develop and would back the club to be in a better position come Christmas 2017.
Fulham fans have been able to smile again after a difficult few seasons and enter the festive period in a state of optimism for the future rather than concerns about a possible relegation to the third tier.
Jokanovic said: “My Christmas message is to thank fans for their support. We hope for next year they have great health and be safe in this life.”
“I expect after Christmas we're going to be a better team. I'm really grateful how they support us.
“I expect we're going to do a good job around Christmas and get to a better level next Christmas.”
Fulham face Ipswich at Portman Road on Boxing Day, travel to Reading on December 30 before starting 2017 with a home game against promotion chasers Brighton on January 2.
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