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Fulham to take it slowly.

WHEN a team are bought by one of the richest men in the world, it is only natural for them to look to the stars.

For Fulham, though, evolution rather than revolution looks to be the way.

Shahid Khan is worth PS1.9billion, according to Forbes magazine, making him the world's 490th most wealthy man.

"On the pitch, we have to have sustainable results moving forwards," said Khan after taking charge of the Cottagers this summer.

"I have felt that football clubs, whether soccer or NFL football clubs, are civic institutions.

"We are custodians of that. It is business, yet it is a civic asset. Fulham is going to be Fulham. It has its unique character, unique history and our goal would be to develop that, respect that and move it forwards."

One of Khan's first moves will be to get the development of the Riverside Stand under way, which would see Craven Cottage's capacity increased to 30,000, plus provide funds to strengthen the squad.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 15, 2013
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