Bobby Zamora is keen Fulham appoint a new manager quickly following the resignation of Mark Hughes on Thursday.
Fulham's players are due to report back to Craven Cottage for pre-season training in 18 days because of their Europa League commitments.
Zamora, 30, said: "We are back in training on 23 June and we've got a game on the 30th in the Europa League.
"We want the right person for the club. It would be nice if the managerial thing is sorted before we come back."
Fulham, who finished eighth in the Premier League, outside of the automatic qualification places for Europe, were awarded a Europa League spot through the fair-play system.
Zamora, who made only 16 appearances for Fulham last season because of injury, admitted that Hughes departure had been a "total shock" but wished the manager well.
"Mark has got his his reasons," said the England striker. "I don't blame him at all. It's one of those things. Managers and players come and go."