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Fulham must sign to survive, says Meulensteen

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New Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen has admitted that if the club want to survive in the Premier League, they must spend some money in January on new players.

The former-Manchester United coach took over at Craven Cottage yesterday after it was announced that Martin Jol had been sacked from his role due to the poor start to the 2013/2014 campaign.

Five defeats on the bounce has left Fulham in the relegation zone and their new boss has admitted that they must invest some money in the team, if they want to stay in the top-flight.

“Everyone needs to realise we must invest,” Meulensteen told BBC Sport.

“We need to look how we can strengthen this squad to ensure Fulham stay in the Premier League.”

A lot of people are speculation that Meulensteen only took a role at Craven Cottage because he knew that Jol may get fired due to the bad form, but he has outright denied that speculation.

“People can think what they want, but it definitely was not the case that I came in to take over,” Meulensteen added in an interview with BBC Radio 5 live.

“The reason I came was to work alongside Martin Jol. We were trying to take Fulham to the next step.

“I spoke to Martin Jol straight away [after he was sacked]. We had a long conversation, for maybe 30 minutes.

“There are no hard feelings between him and myself. We have known each other for more than 25 years.”

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles

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