Fulham Hold Talks With Potential Martin Jol Successor

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Cottagers considering Jol sacking after poor form.

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Fulham have held talks with former Manchester United assistant manager Rene Meulensteen as they consider the future of under-performing manager Martin Jol, according to an exclusive report in the Daily Express.

Jol only took over as manager at Craven Cottage in 2011, but is under pressure after a poor start to the season, which has seen them lose four out of their six opening games in the Premier League, leaving them in 18th place.

With big names such as Dimitar Berbatov, Darren Bent and Adel Taarabt at his disposal, Jol is widely seen as having under-achieved with this side, and his days as head coach may now be numbered as Fulham take some steps to appointing his successor.

The man they have in mind for the job is Jol’s fellow Dutchman Meulensteen, who although inexperienced as a manager, is highly rated for his coaching techniques after his fine work at Manchester United.

The 49-year-old is seen as being highly influential in the remarkable rise of Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford, and has been linked with a number of managerial vacancies since leaving the club this summer.

Fulham have already held talks with Meulensteen, who is keen on taking the job if the Cottagers part company with Jol.

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