Fulham Target Martin Jol Agrees To Stay At Ajax ‘In Principle’

Chris Wright

20th, July 2010


By Chris Wright

Ajax Amsterdam manager Martin Jol looks set to snub Fulham after confirming this morning that he has agreed to stay on at the Dutch giants ‘in principle’, despite holding talks with the Cottagers yesterday.

Jol told Amsterdam-based newspaper De Telegraaf;

“[Fulham] were interested but in principle I will stay at Ajax.”

Reports are suggesting that Jol has told Ajax officials that he is prepared to remain in charge at the club if they agree to back him substantially in the transfer market.

The 54-year-old had been told by the club’s board that he would have no money to spend until marketable stars such as Luis Suarez and Gregory Van der Wiel were sold to raise funds.

However, it is now being reported that Jol will be allowed to identify a handful of cut-price targets, as well as spending any of the windfall garnered from the prospective transfers of the aforementioned pair.