Fulham hires Martin Jol as manager

Fulham has hired Martin Jol to replace Mark Hughes as manager of

the English Premier League club.

The 55-year-old Dutchman has agreed to a two-year contract with

the west London side, with the option for a one-year-extension.

Hughes resigned as Fulham manager last week after one season in

charge.

Since being ditched by Tottenham in 2007, Jol has coached

Hamburg and Ajax.