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Fulham Set To Replace Manager Martin Jol With Former Manchester United Assistant Coach

West Londoners are currently in the drop zone after opening six rounds of fixtures this season. 

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Under-pressure Fulham head coach Martin Jol could be relieved of his duties at Craven Cottage as early as this week following yet another dispiriting defeat in the Premier League, according to reports in the Sunday Mirror.

The struggling Cottagers went down 2-1 to newly promoted Cardiff City at home on Saturday afternoon to leave the west London club still firmly stuck in the relegation zone after the opening six rounds of matches in the top flight this season.

And of those first six league encounters, Fulham have won just one, and even that was in their opening fixture away at now rock-bottom Sunderland, while in recent weeks the Dutchman’s side have been hit by a series of late, late goals that have left them with just four points on the board.

As a result, it is understood that new Fulham owner Shad Khan is weighing up the possibility of replacing Jol with his compatriot, the former Manchester United assistant coach Rene Meulensteen, who had ironically been heavily linked last week with becoming Jol’s own right-hand man at the Cottage this season.

Meulensteen has just finished a brief stint working as a coach at big-spending Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala, but with him now available to work and a number of other big-name clubs from across the Continent also believed to be keen on securing his services, Fulham may have to act fast if they wish to appoint the Dutchman as Jol’s successor.

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