Ray Lewington rejoined the Club in July 2005 after a period of 11 years away from Fulham.
A former player for the Whites, Lewington was a fiercely competitive midfielder whose playing career at Craven Cottage spanned some 10 seasons – as player and then player/manager – and over 270 appearances.
Following the departure of Roy Hodgson in July 2010, Lewington took temporary charge of team matters.
Ray’s exceptional experience and knowledge of the Club and the game are key in achieving the Club's goals of continued coach education and providing a first class environment for our young players to develop.
Lewington joined Fulham in March 1980, playing an important part in the promotion drive under Malcolm Macdonald in the 1981/82 campaign.
In July 1985 he moved to Sheffield United but was back at the Cottage just a year later as Player-Manager following Fulham’s relegation to the Third Division. However, he rode out the troubled times of the late 80s and, against the odds, guided the Whites to a Play-Off place in 1989.
In June 1990 he took up the role of Coach before stepping in as Caretaker Manager in 1991 and 1994 respectively. His career after Fulham saw him coach and manage at Crystal Palace, Brentford and Watford.
As FFC's Head of Coaching, Lewington takes full time responsibility for the Development Squad, in addition to taking charge of the progression of the younger professionals, working closely with the First Team regarding the younger players integration into the senior squad.
FFC confirmed in May 2012 that following an approach from The Football Association, Ray will join the recently appointed England Manager, Roy Hodgson as his assistant. Ray will remain with the England camp for the duration of this summer's European competition.