Fulham confirm Jol as coach
Martin Jol has been confirmed as Fulham's new manager. The 55-year-old former Tottenham Hotspur boss has agreed an initial two-year contract at Craven Cottage with the option of a further 12 months.
The Dutchman replaces Mark Hughes, who resigned as Fulham manager last Thursday after one season at the helm.
Jol, who was sacked by Spurs in 2007, was linked with the Fulham role last year but Ajax refused to release him from his post as head coach at the Amsterdam ArenA.
He has been out of work since quitting the Dutch club last December and has now spoken of his excitement at returning to the Barclays Premier League.
"I am very happy to join Fulham Football Club, a wonderful traditional club," he told the club website. "It is a club with good, solid foundations and a great fan base.
"I am looking forward to being part of the Fulham family and thank the chairman for the trust he's shown in me."
Jol will have little time to get his feet under the table, with the Fulham players due to report back for pre-season training on 23 June and facing a Europa League qualifier in less than four weeks' time.
A club statement confirmed: "Martin joins Fulham on an initial two-year contract with the club having an option to extend for a further year. He will arrive at our Motspur Park training ground in advance of the players return to training later this month."