Marco Silva has agreed a three-year contract to be Fulham’s new manager.
The Cottagers have moved quickly for the Portuguese coach following the long-awaited exit of Scott Parker.
Parker left by mutual consent on Monday before he quickly took up the reins at Championship rivals Bournemouth.
Silva, 43, has been out of work since being sacked by Everton in December 2019.
But Fulham’s hierarchy see the ex-Hull and Watford chief as the man to take them forward, despite the likes of Chris Wilder being available.
Silva is set to be joined by former Cottagers star Luis Boa Morte.
He was his assistant manager at Everton.
While Silva is also understood to be keen on keeping star striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, whose future has been in doubt following relegation from the Premier League.
The Serb, 26, was used sparingly by Parker and was reported to be keen on a move away from the club had the former England midfielder stayed.