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Meulensteen hoping to bring new energy to Fulham

Former Manchester United assistant Rene Meulensteen is determined to bring a new sense of excitement and energy to Fulham.

The 49-year old Dutchman has taken up a role as Martin Jol's right-hand man at Craven Cottage and is hoping he can have an influence on improving results for the team that currently sits 18th on the Premier League table.

Meulensteen told Sky Sports News: "It will work very similar to how I worked with Sir Alex Ferguson.

"Martin is obviously a very, very experienced manager in the game. I think it comes to a time in his life - as a manager as well - when he has got experience and he wants to step back a little bit and give the groundwork over to somebody like myself. I think we can perfectly work well together.

"People must not forget that Fulham have played a lot of strong teams already. They've played Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United so they have had a tough run.

"I think the key is now making sure that hopefully I can bring a new sort of energy to the whole place because they have got good enough footballers. Fulham is a football team, that's what they are good at.

"They just need to make sure they do the basics right, take responsibility, be disciplined and work hard and then the results will come."

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