Martin Jol is looking to make quick appointments to his coaching staff at Fulham, according to a Daily Telegraph report this morning.
His first priority is try and persuade Chris Hughton to join him at Craven Cottage as his assistant. The pair worked together at Tottenham but Hughton is understood to be keen to move into management himself and has been heavily linked to the vacant job at Cardiff. Hughton is reluctant to return to being a number two – although Jol will attempt to win him round.
Jol is expected to bring his brother Cornelius to west London as part of his backroom team and will shortly appoint Michael Lindeman, who worked alongside him at Hamburg. Ray Lewington, who was Roy Hodgson’s number two at Craven Cottage, has been told that his Fulham future is secure and he is expected to be part of Jol’s staff.
The club will pay compensation to all of Mark Hughes’ backroom staff, including assistant coaches Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki, goalkeeping coach Kevin Hitchcock and first team coach Glyn Hodges, who all have another year to run on their current contracts.