Brian McBride was a Fulham legend. He even had a bar at Craven Cottage named after him. Now, he has been named to the club's five-man search and advisory committee that will assist owner Shad Khan in his pursuit of a new manager.
Fulham have been in search of a new manager since canning Felix Magath earlier this month. The Cottagers got off to a terrible start and just won their first match of the Championship season last weekend. They have just four points from nine matches and sit second from the bottom in the table.
McBride played at Fulham for four years and was a captain there. He also won the club's Player of the Year award twice.
Khan had said that he will lead the search for a new manager, but that he would seek the help of some soccer people. That is where the search committee comes in. Former player Danny Murphy, former Sunderland striker Niall Quinn, academy manager Huw Jennings and David Daly will join McBride on the committee.
As for whether McBride may be able to help an American land the Fulham job, that seems unlikely. The best bet would be Bob Bradley, but he appears a long shot. His Stabaek side are seventh in the Tippeligaen, which is decent and he would certainly love a job in England, but that would require a big leap of faith from Fulham.