Wednesday, 13th November, 2013

Former Manchester United first team coach Rene Meulensteen has been appointed as head coach at Fulham.

Muelensteen had been lined up to join the Cottagers' coaching staff for some time, but seemed to make a clear break with that idea when taking a position with the Qatar FA.


Now though Meulensteen has arrived at Fulham and will work alongside manager Martin Jol.

Jol has been under immense pressure at Craven Cottage following a poor start to the season which sees the club currently sitting third from bottom with ten points from eleven games.


Fulham, who were thrashed 4-0 by Liverpool last weekend, have welcomed the Dutch coach.

"We’re all delighted to welcome Rene to Fulham. There was always going to be a battle for Rene’s services and, with the assistance of our chairman Shahid Khan, we’ve been able to bring one of the best coaches in the world to Fulham", chief executive Alistair Mackintosh told his club's official site.

Meulensteen commented: "I was impressed by the vision of Shahid Khan and Alistair Mackintosh.

"I’ve 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’s our job to make sure we can bring this vision to life on the pitch for the fans."

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