These are difficult times at Fulham. Although sacked manager Martin Jol was a relatively popular figure at the club, he seemed to be on an interminable downward spiral at Fulham. We could sense the sacking of a mile off – as could most in the football world.
But with the new manager brings new hope and a fresh start for the club. Fulham are stepping somewhat out into the unknown, as their new manager has no formal experience as head honcho. But, having shadowed one of the greatest managers of all time for a dozen years, he must’ve picked up some interesting and useful information.
Rene Meulensteen was very highly regarded at Manchester United and it came as a big shock to some that he elected to leave the club when David Moyes became the new United manager.
We personally believe that it is a big leap to make from training a squad to managing a club – so we wait with bated breath to see what happens next.
He’s only just taken the job but he is already being linked with new players. You would imagine that Fulham will definitely invest in January and The Guardian is today linking the club with a move for a Hungarian winger. It says:
In other news emanating from Craven Cottage, new manager Rene Meulensteen likes the cut of difficult-to-type Hungarian winger Balazs Dzsudzsak’s jib, but will face competition from Liverpool in the race to prise the 26-year-old away from Dynamo Moscow.
If Liverpool are indeed interested, then it could make life difficult for Fulham, in their attempts to sign him. Although London has great attraction, for foreign footballers moving to England, Liverpool still has the kudos of a top football club.
Nevertheless the club needs pace and quality in the wider areas and the 26-year-old looks as if he might be able to offer some. He has played 58 times for his national team scoring 14 times in the process. He also had a remarkable stint in Holland scoring 44 goals in 114 games between 2008-11 for PSV.
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