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Ajax coach Jol would have cost Fulham £8.4M

Fulham would have had to break the bank to make Martin Jol their new manager.

Former Tottenham coach Jol would have cost £8.4million in compensation if Fulham had sealed a deal to recruit the Ajax manager last week.

Yet if the Craven Cottage club had done the deal before July 1, the pay-off to the Dutch club would have been just £1.5m. Jol had a clause in his contract which allowed him to move to a Premier League club between the June 1 and July 1.

Ajax managing director Rick van den Boog said: "We did not want to lose Jol."

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