Dutchman was seemingly given his marching orders on Friday.
Premier League strugglers Fulham still want first-team coach Rene Meulensteen to return to Craven Cottage until the end of the season, despite the west London club appointing Felix Magath to take over from the Dutchman in the Cottagers hot seat last Friday, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
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The former Manchester United assistant manager was surprisingly given his marching orders in the aftermath of Wednesday night’s 3-2 loss to high-flying Liverpool in the Premier League at Craven Cottage.
And with the 49-year-old then going on to openly criticise Fulham owner Shahid Khan for his decision to appoint the ex-Bayern Munich boss to replace him, it was generally believed that Meulensteen would not be seen in west London again.
However, in a bizarre twist, it is now understood that the club want Meulensteen to return to his previous role as first-team coach until the end of the season.