Fulham part ways with Martin Jol

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Martin Jol has been sacked as manager of Premier League side Fulham after a string of bad results.

The 57-year-old Dutchman who previously managed North London side Tottenham Hotspur was in charge of Fulham since June 2011 and was relieved of his duties on Sunday afternoon following Saturday’s 0 – 3 defeat against West Ham United.

In a statement released by the club, Shahid Khan, Chairman of FFC said: “Our poor form and results this season are undeniable, and Fulham supporters deserve better. With more than half the season still ahead, an immediate change was necessary.”

Fulham, who train in Motspur Park and play in Putney have started the season very poorly and are currently sitting third from bottom with 9 points from 13 games.

The side have announced that ex-Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen will step into the top job at Fulham with immediate effect.

Mr Meulensteen said: “I appreciate the faith Mr. Khan has put in me and will do my very best to honour his trust.”

Fulham play Tottenham Hotspur at Craven Cottage on Wednesday evening and will hope to get a result against the North London side who were themselves winless in the Premier League throughout November. 

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