Struggling Fulham fires manager Martin Jol
Fulham has fired manager Martin Jol, with the club in 18th place
in the Premier League.
The club said in a statement Sunday that Rene Meulensteen is the
new manager. His first game is against Tottenham on Wednesday.
Meulensteen previously worked under Alex Ferguson at Manchester
Fulham has just 10 points from 13 games and is in the relegation
zone following a 1-0 loss to West Ham on Saturday. Owner and
chairman Shahid Khan, who bought the team this year, said that with
more than half the season left ”an immediate change was
Jol took over Fulham in 2011, having previously managed
Tottenham for three seasons before being fired in 2007. He has also
coached the German club Hamburger SV and the Dutch team Ajax.