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Fulham manager Martin Jol insists no talks have taken place with Danny Murphy over a return to Craven Cottage.

The 35-year-old has been told he has no future at Blackburn after being stripped of the captaincy last week and it is believed that a move to join Fulham’s backroom staff is on the cards.

But Jol yesterday dismissed reports that Murphy, who left the club last summer after a five-year stay, is due back at Fulham and suggested the midfielder is not yet qualified for a coaching role.

Jol said: ‘In England, 10 years ago you could get your coaching licence from the supermarket with your bacon and your beans. Now you have to do your courses, so I don’t see that happening because in England it is quite firm. So no, I don’t see that happening.

‘We haven’t thought about it and we haven’t spoken about it. I don’t even know what he wants. He is at Blackburn. It was his decision to go there. So maybe he will be a coach at Blackburn, I don’t know.’