Kit Symons paid the price for Fulham's inconsistent form this season with his job as he becomes the third manager sacked in the Championship this week.

The Whites are sitting in 12th place but that is not enough for the club's board after a summer outlay to try and return them to the Premier League.

Symons was a popular figure at Fulham and had guided them out of trouble after the disastrous reign of Felix Magath that could have seen the club relegated to League One.

However, he has been unable to kick on and was not seen as the man to challenge for promotion to the Premier League.

See our timeline below outlining his best and worst moments with the club before seeing the best pictures from his reign.

Time Line

TIMELINE: Kit Symons' time at Fulham

  1. September 18 2014

    Symons takes temporary charge

    Fulham sacked Felix Magath after the 5-3 defeat at Nottingham Forest and placed Kit Symons in temporary charge.

  2. September 20 2014

    Fulham 0-1 Blackburn

    Symons' first game ended in defeat as Shaun Hutchinson was sent off before Jordan Rhodes scored the winner for Rovers.

  3. September 23 2014

    Fulham 2-1 Doncaster

    Fulham picked up their first win under Symons in the League Cup thanks to goals from Bryan Ruiz and Dan Burn.

  4. September 27 2014

    Birmingham 1-2 Fulham

    The Whites picked up their first league victory as goals from Tim Hoogland and Hugo Rodallega cancelled out David Cotterill's first-half opener.

  5. September 30 2014

    Fulham announce manager plans

    Fulham announced a five-person search committee to select the new manager from applicants. They were David Daly, Huw Jennings, Brian McBride, Danny Murphy and Niall Quinn.

  6. October 1 2014

    Fulham 4-0 Bolton

    The panel of five didn't seem to be needed as the Whites thrashed Bolton Wanderers 4-0 at Craven Cottage. The supporters roared their appreciation for Symons, who had turned the club around.

  7. October 29 2014

    Named permanent manager

    The day after a 5-2 defeat to Derby in the League Cup, Fulham confirmed that Symons' caretaker spell would be made permanent.

  8. December 20 2014

    Fulham 4-0 Sheffield Wednesday

    Fulham made it four wins out of eight since Symons' permanent appointment and things were looking good for a top half finish.

  9. January 10 2015

    Cardiff 1-0 Fulham

    However, the Whites endured a miserable Christmas and made it three wins on the spin with a loss to Cardiff.

  10. February 24 2015

    Wolves 3-0 Fulham

    Two wins against Reading and Nottingham Forest in January were followed by a six-game winless run with the defeat at Molineux a particularly bad one.

  11. March 21 2015

    Huddersfield 0-2 Fulham

    After one win in 11, the Whites somehow triumphed at Huddersfield after the Terriers missed two penalties and had dominated the game for 90 minutes.

  12. April 3 2015

    Fulham 1-4 Brentford

    The bad run of form was encapsulated by this west London derby massacre as the Whites were thrashed at home by their local rivals leaving Fulham looking over their shoulders

  13. April 25 2015

    Fulham 4-3 Middlesbrough

    The Whites did move clear of the relegation zone with a win over Blackpool and then edging Boro in a seven-goal thriller.

  14. August 15 2015

    Fulham 1-2 Brighton

    The Whites suffered a last minute defeat in their opening home game as Brighton, who are still unbeaten in the Championship, scored a last minute penalty to win.

  15. August 22 2015

    Fulham 1-1 Huddersfield

    Whites fans turned on Symons in the draw with the Terriers with a last minute equaliser soon drowned by boos from the Craven Cottage faithful.

  16. August 29 2015

    Rotherham 1-3 Fulham

    The Whites recorded a comfortable away win over the Millers to ease the pressure on Symons and followed it up with a 2-1 win over Blackburn.

  17. September 25 2015

    Fulham 4-0 QPR

    Probably the best game of Symons' tenure as Rangers were thrashed by Fulham. Three first-half goals were enough to put the game to bed.

  18. September 29 2015

    Fulham 0-3 Wolves

    Consistency has been a big problem for Fulham and they followed up that resounding win with a 3-0 loss to Wolves.

  19. October 24 2015

    Fulham 4-2 Reading

    After three straight draws Fulham staged a remarkable second-half comeback to beat Reading after being under the cosh in the opening 45 minutes.

  20. October 31 2015

    Bristol City 1-4 Fulham

    Symons' last win in charge was one of his best as Fulham were 4-0 up at half-time and the gap could have been greater before a late consolation from the Robins.

  21. November 7 2015

    Fulham 2-5 Birmingham

    A home thrashing to Birmingham, following defeat to Burnley in midweek, appeared to be the final straw for many.

  22. November 8 2015


    Symons' reign comes to an end as the club announce his departure.