The Premier League might seem like a lifetime ago for Fulham fans after a second season in the Championship that almost resulted in relegation to League One but there is a desire within the club to make a return to the top flight of English football as soon as possible.
Owner Shahid Khan has only seen the club in decline since he took over ownership from Mohamed Al-Fayed having failed to settle with a manager for longer than a season. Martin Jol, Rene Meulensteen, Felix Magath, and Kit Symons have all tried but been unable to steer the fortunes of the Cottagers around.
The current manager Slavisa Jokanovic has been given the chance to lead the club into the 2016/17 season despite seeing the side finish 20th in the Championship last season. This will be the first pre-season Jokanovic has with the club and Khan will be hoping he can recreate the success he enjoyed with Watford.
It could be a huge season for Fulham as they look to turn their ship around and avoid being involved in a relegation dog fight once again.
Jokanovic will need his big players to deliver big performances, and Football League World writer Steve Day gives his thoughts on which THREE players should be watched this coming season for the London club…