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Martin Jol is happy with life at Fulham

Martin Jol is happy with life at Fulham

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Martin Jol is happy with life at Fulham

Fulham manager Martin Jol has dismissed speculation that he will leave this summer, insisting he is very happy at Craven Cottage.

Having led the west Londoners to a ninth-placed finish last term, the Dutchman's side have only narrowly avoided relegation this season and head into Sunday's finale at Swansea on a run of five successive defeats. That poor form has resulted in reports that Jol's position will be reviewed this summer, with Brighton's suspended manager Gus Poyet linked with the job.

The former Tottenham boss has himself been linked with the vacant Everton post and speculation has been mounting that he is becoming frustrated at Fulham. But Jol rejected such talk, saying: "I signed an option and that is a long time ago, ages ago."

He added: "For me, there is no difference. It is not something from the last 48 hours as [the speculation] happened before. If people make up a little story and I speak about new players coming in, of course you need a little bit of money.

"They associate us with the chairman and he has to give us the funds, but we are a healthy club. We will try to get some players in so there is no story. I am very happy. It is 10 minutes from my house, my girl is going to school and she loves it there.

"She had her first competitive match yesterday against another school and they beat them. She was happy, I am happy, the missus is happy and hopefully I can make the fans happy again as well."

Jol talking about future plans also goes some way to dismissing talk of a potential departure.

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Wolves' Bakary Sako, Athletic Bilbao defender Fernando Amorebieta and Roma's Maarten Stekelenburg have all been linked with Fulham and the Dutchman revealed he has a deal in place with one of that trio.

"It is not easy," Jol said. "We have to pay a lot of money for these players. Of course if you have got players on loan you won't generate a lot of money. They go back, you don't get any money for them.

"We have to be creative again but from the names you named, there is already one on the board. But I will talk to the press next weekend and we will confirm everything."


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