Fulham Near Deal To Bring Ex-Manchester United Assistant To Craven Cottage

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Dutchman was recently sacked by Anzhi Makhachkala after just 16 days in charge of the Russian outfit. 

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Struggling Premier League outfit Fulham are on the verge of bringing former Manchester United assistant coach Rene Meulensteen to Craven Cottage to act as manager Martin Jol’s right-hand man, according to reports in the Sunday Mirror.

The west London club have been out of form since the start of the new campaign, with Jol’s side going into Saturday afternoon’s Premier League home encounter against Stoke City in desperate need of all three points to move out of the relegation zone.

And, thanks to some-time England international Darren Bent’s strike, the hosts claimed the much-needed victory that has moved Fulham out of the bottom three of the Premier League, while also lifting the mounting pressure off the shoulders of their beleaguered Dutch boss.

As a result, it is expected that new Cottagers owner Shahid Khan will soon bring Meulensteen aboard as part of the club’s backroom staff to help assist Jol with preparations in the capital going forward this season after the pair met for face-to-face talks earlier this week to discuss the role.

And despite the fact that Meulensteen also reportedly has a number of other potential coaching offers to mull over, the west Londoners are said to be confident that he will opt to join them.

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