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Jol excited as he takes Fulham job

Fulham have named Martin Jol as new manager.

The former Tottenham and Ajax boss has signed a two-year deal with the Cottagers.

The 55-year-old Dutchman replaces Mark Hughes who stood down as Craven Cottage boss last week after finalising terms of his deal - believed to be worth £1.5million-a-year plus bonuses - in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

A club statement confirmed this morning: "Martin joins Fulham on an initial two year contract with the Club having an option to extend for a further year.

"He will arrive at our Motspur Park training ground in advance of the player's return to training later this month.

Jol, who was sacked at White Hart Lane in 2007 and his last job in management was with Ajax before he quit the Dutch giants last December, revealed he could not wait to return to the Premier League.

He said: "I am very happy to join Fulham Football Club, a wonderful traditional club. It is a club with good, solid foundations and a great fan base.

"I am looking forward to being part of the Fulham family and thank the Chairman for the trust he's shown in me."

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