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New Fulham boss Jol sets out plans for Europa League campaign

New Fulham boss Martin Jol is excited about their Europa League campaign.

Jol spoke of the demands that will be placed upon his squad over the next 12 months but the Dutchman is clearly relishing the challenge of competing in the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Europa League and domestic cup competitions next season.

"It would be ridiculous to say that I'm not happy with being in the Europa League," Jol told fulhamfc.com on Tuesday afternoon. "I think Fulham were the first and only club who had a lucrative income from the Europa League.

"Any other team, say in Germany for example, would say that you don't earn a lot of money from the Europa League because only the Champions League is profitable.

"Let's not forget though that can hinder you in the season, the last time Fulham were in the Europa League they were 12th in the table, but it is my hope that we can build a squad that is strong enough to compete in all of these competitions.

"At Spurs we were in the last eight and it was a great experience in the group stage, with Hamburg we played in the semi-final, then a year later after I left they played in the semi-final against Fulham. You need a strong squad to compete in all of these competitions.

"We've got over 30 players, we'll start with the younger pros as well - we've got a big group. Not everybody will be back but hopefully most of the people will be back and there won't be a lot of difference to playing a game after six days of training or three days of training. It's a bit early, 30th June, so we have to work around it with good planning."

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