Latest Transfer Update at 07-06-11
Martin Jol - back in the Premier League.
MARTIN JOL NEW FULHAM BOSS
Martin Jol has been named as Fulham's new manager.
The 55-year-old former Tottenham boss has agreed an initial two-year contract at Craven Cottage with the option of a further 12 months.
The Dutchman replaces Mark Hughes, who resigned as Fulham manager last Thursday after one season at the helm.
Jol, who was sacked by Spurs in 2007, was linked with the Fulham role last year but Ajax refused to release him from his post as head coach at the Amsterdam ArenA.
He has been out of work since quitting the Dutch club last December and has now spoken of his excitement at returning to the Barclays Premier League.
"I am very happy to join Fulham Football Club, a wonderful traditional club," he told the club's official website.
"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."
Martin Jol Factfile
1956: Born January 16 in The Hague, Holland.
1973: Begins playing career at his home-town club ADO Den Haag.
1976: Wins Dutch Cup.
1977: Transferred to German giants Bayern Munich.
1979: Returns to Holland with FC Twente.
1980: Makes Holland debut in 1-1 draw against West Germany.
1981: Moves to West Brom to fill void left by Bryan Robson's sale to Manchester United. Reaches the semi-finals of both the FA and League Cups but loses both.
West Brom beaten by Tottenham over two legs in the League Cup.
1984: Moves to Coventry.
1985: Returns to end his playing career with a successful second stint at ADO.
1991: Begins coaching career at ADO Den Haag amateur side and leads them to two promotions in three years.
1995: Coaches Scheveningen, who are crowned Dutch non-league champions.
1996: Takes over at Roda JC.
1997: Roda win the Dutch Cup, their first trophy in 30 years.
1998: Moves to RKC Waalwijk and transforms club from relegation candidates to
European challengers on a limited budget.
2001: Named Dutch Football Writers' Coach of the Year.
2002: Named Dutch players' and coaches' Coach of the Year.
2003: September - Claims he has been approached by Sir Alex Ferguson with a view to succeeding Carlos Queiroz as Ferguson's number two at Old Trafford.
2004: Moves to Tottenham as first assistant to head coach Jacques Santini.
November - Santini stands down and Jol is asked to take charge of first-team affairs for Premier League game against Charlton. Jol is confirmed as new head coach on November 8, 2004.
December: Named Premier League Manager of the Month.
2005: August - Signs new three-year deal with Tottenham.
2006: May - Spurs finish fifth in the league, securing UEFA Cup football for the first time in the Premier League era. Spurs miss out on fourth place - and Champions League football - on the final day of the season when a team weakened by illness loses and Arsenal win.
2007: Spurs finish fifth for a second consecutive season as well as reaching the semi-final of the FA Cup and last eight in both the UEFA Cup and Carling Cup.
October 25 -Tottenham confirm they have asked Jol to stand down as manager with immediate effect.
2008: May 13 - Appointed Hamburg coach on a two-year contract.
2009: April 22
- Knocked out of German Cup on penalties in semi-final by Werder Bremen.
May 7 - Eliminated from UEFA Cup on away goals in semi-final, again by Werder Bremen.
May 23 - Leads Hamburg to fifth-place finish in Bundesliga and a place in the Europa League.
May 26 - Appointed Ajax coach on a three-year contract.
2010: February 25 - Dumped out of Europa League, going down 2-1 on aggregate to Marseille at last-32 stage.
May 2 - Ajax miss out on the Dutch league title by one point despite firing 50 goals in their last 14 matches.
May 6 - Guides Ajax to KNVB Beker (Dutch Cup) victory with 6-1 aggregate win over Feyenoord.
July 22 - Confirms he will stay with Ajax but admits his agent did hold "serious talks" with Fulham.
December 6 - Resigns from Ajax post.
2011: June 7 - Named Fulham boss on two-year deal.