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Meulensteen insists he can handle pressure of keeping Fulham up

Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen says he's enjoying the challenge of keeping the club in the Premier League.

Meulensteen, 49, feels it is now a very different part of his man-management skills set which must come into play and would rank survival "higher than any other prize" he has ever won.

The former Manchester United coach said: "At the very top you find the highest quality, and quality players, you don't have to motivate them. You have to trust them and you can.

"Here it is more that you need to be much more constructive, more repetitive.

"Players at the top, half a word is enough and don't have to say it again. They understand, here it is more you need to make sure."

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