Fulham manager Martin Jol is being considered by Hamburg to replace general manager Frank Arnesen, who was sacked this week.

The north German club sacked Frank Arnesen from the post – after a protracted period of speculation – over displeasure with contract renewals and transfer dealings.

Hamburg finished 7th in the Bundesliga this season, and can boast former Spurs midfielder Rafael van der Vaart.

The Dutchman has just completed his second year as manager at the West London club, but could only muster a 12th place finish, three below where they came in his first year in charge.

Jol also had a spell at Tottenham Hotspur – first as an assistant then as manager – between 2004 and 2007, while his 76 games with Fulham have only produced 25 wins for the former Europa League finalists.

Fulham boss Jol, who left Hamburg after one season to take the Ajax job in 2009, is on the list despite recently extending his contract at Craven Cottage until 2014.

Ex-Wolfsburg coach Felix Magath has also been cited as a potential target for Hamburg too, who narrowly missed out on Europa League qualification in the Bundesliga.