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Fulham Appoint Rene Meulensteen As Head Coach

14th November 2013

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This week, Fulham Football Club announced the appointment of Rene Meulensteen as Head Coach. Meulensteen joins the Club with immediate effect working alongside Manager Martin Jol. Meulensteen had previously worked at Manchester United for more than a decade and alongside Sir Alex Ferguson during a second spell at Old Trafford between 2007 and last summer, and had been out of employment since David Moyes became Manchester United manager. Widely tipped to join the Qatar FA, no official agreement was ever reached, allowing for Meulensteen’s new role at our football club.

Fulham FC Chief Executive Officer, Alistair Mackintosh said: “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.”Following a concerning set of performances and results which amount to 37 points from the last 38 games, the Trust welcome the addition of Meulensteen to the coaching staff, who comes with praise from many respected figures in the game.

The Trust have also contacted the club to ask for clarification on what this means for Jol’s and previous head coach Michael Linderman’s responsibilities at Fulham.

Committee members Chris Gilbertson and Lorcan O’Connor have written some extensive personal comment on regarding the latest addition (Chris here and Lorcan here), for those interested in some analysis. 

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