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Friday, 31 March, 2000, 09:38 GMT 10:38 UK
Evans links up with Riedle at Fulham

Evans: Left Liverpool after 33 years in 1998
Former Liverpool manager Roy Evans is to join First Division Fulham as assistant to caretaker manager Karlheinz Riedle.

Evans - who signed the veteran striker near the end of his four-year reign as manager of Liverpool - has been out of work since he quit Anfield in 1998.

He left, after 33 years at the Merseyside club, when his then joint manager Gerard Houllier was given sole control of the team.

Riedle has asked his former boss to join him at the west London club with the aim of taking them back into the First Division play-off zone by the end of the season.

Riedle has been in charge of team affairs since Paul Bracewell's sacking on Wednesday.

The German has only been given a caretaker role.

Several names have been linked with the full-time post - among them former Wimbledon boss Joe Kinnear, who says he is very interested in working for millionaire owner Mohamed al-Fayed.

Kinnear has revealed he has had talks with a Premiership club and a Scottish Premier League club - believed to be Sheffield Wednesday and Celtic - since he formally left the Dons last June following his heart attack earlier in the year.

"I have spoken to one or two chairman but I haven't had any contact with Fulham," said 53-year-old Kinnear.

"I am keeping my options open but should I get the opportunity to talk to Fulham of course I would. I see Fulham as a club with the potential to go all the way.

"But until they ask you you never know."

However, Evans' arrival at Craven Cottage means Kinnear could have competition for the top job.

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