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Ex-Fulham captain Murphy: Meulensteen appointment a gamble

Former Fulham captain Danny Murphy feels the appointment of new manager Rene Meulensteen is a gamble.

The former Manchester United coach was placed in charge of first-team affairs after Martin Jol was axed as boss following a nightmare run of six-straight defeats.

Murphy told talkSPORT: "The way they are playing at the moment, they are looking in real trouble. I just hope he has the capability because it doesn't matter how good a coach you are, when you have to manage players it is a different ball game.

"There are plenty of candidates out there with more experience than him, so I'm not sure. He will have learnt a lot from Sir Alex Ferguson, how can you not? But you are talking about dealing with different players.

"You're not talking about training with some of the best players in Europe day in, day out. You're talking about trying to motivate players that aren't playing so well. It's a different job."

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