Fulham future for Jol remains clouded

The future of Martin Jol at Fulham is under a cloud.

The future of Martin Jol at Fulham is under a cloud.

The People says Jol’s relationship with chief executive Alastair Mackintosh is said to be approaching breaking point, with the Dutchman sceptical about demands from the board that players must be promoted through the club’s youth system.

Fulham have spent extensively on recruiting overseas talent for a youth team which has enjoyed plenty of success – but none have come close to establishing themselves in the first team.

Jol, in turn, believes Fulham’s ageing squad needs an extensive overhaul, but has been told that he will not have significant funds to spend, despite making a hefty profit last summer after the £15m sale of Moussa Dembele to Spurs.

Fulham claim they have taken up an option to extend Jol’s initial two-year contract to include next season as well.

But with his relationship with the board so strained, the west London club may be willing to accept a compensation settlement from any potential suitor for Jol.

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