Chris Hughton is interested in working with Martin Jol again – but only if he fails to land a managerial position by the start of the new season.

The former Newcastle manager is thought to be amongst the top contenders to replace Dave Jones at Cardiff, with the Championship club expected to make a decision early next week. Jol has told Fulham’s board that he wishes to bring Hughton, who was his assistant at Tottenham, to Craven Cottage as part of his backroom team and Hughton’s interest comes as something of a surprise after he was quoted saying that he was only looking to managerial posts last week.

In yet more welcome news, it looks as if Ray Lewington will be promoted back to working with the first-team having been sidelined under Mark Hughes.