Fulham announce Meulensteen appointment

Fulham have announced the arrival of Rene Meulensteen as head coach to work alongside manager Martin Jol, writes Sky Sports.

Having spent over a decade coaching at Manchester United alongside Sir Alex Ferguson, Meulensteen has joined the Cottagers with immediate effect. The Dutchman began coaching the youth team at Old Trafford, but was eventually promoted to reserve coach, before assisting Ferguson within the first team.

Meulensteen found himself out of work having joined Anzhi Makhachkala as assistant in July, but Guus Hiddink quit soon after and left Meulensteen as temporary manager before being sacked just 16 days later.

Fulham have struggled so far this season and find themselves in the bottom three after 11 games, and with Jol’s future under speculation, the appointment of Meulensteen is intended to help Jol.

I was impressed by the vision of Shahid Khan and Alistair Mackintosh,” Meulensteen said. “I have spent many hours talking with Martin Jol and we share a vision of how football should be played and how players should be developed.

It is our job to make sure we can bring this vision to life on the pitch for the fans,” Meulensteen added.

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