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Meulensteen appointed head coach at Fulham

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Fulham have announced the appointment of former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen, who will work alongside current manager Martin Jol.

A statement on Fulham's official website confirmed the Dutchman will work as head coach, beginning his duties at Craven Cottage with immediate effect.

Meulensteen, who spent over a decade at Old Trafford and worked alongside Sir Alex Ferguson from 2007 to last summer, revealed he had spoken to Jol at length before the appointment was made official.

"I was impressed by the vision of Shahid Khan and Alistair Mackintosh," Meulensteen told the club's official website. "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."

Fulham FC chief executive officer Alistair Mackintosh added: "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."

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