Fulham boss Jol big fan of Aston Villa

Fulham boss Martin Jol admits he has a soft spot for today's opponents Aston Villa.

Fulham boss Martin Jol admits he has a soft spot for today's opponents Aston Villa.

In 1982, when he was playing for midlands rivals West Brom, Jol sat with the Villa fans for their European Cup final triumph over Bayern Munich in Rotterdam.

"I saw Aston Villa winning the European Cup," Jol said.

"I was at West Brom and they are big rivals so I kept a low profile as I couldn't get another ticket. I kept my head down with a cap on. I was at the back of the stand.

"It is a big, big club in Birmingham, number one there, and I always liked them.

"We always had derby games against them, with Coventry but especially at West Brom.

"Peter Withe got the winner and Tony Morley, who came to my club later, was the star player then, they had a very good team."

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