Cottagers set to confirm Jol

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Current Ajax boss Martin Jol seems certain be named as Roy Hodgson's successor at Fulham after holding preliminary talks with the Cottagers over the weekend.

The 54-year-old former Tottenham manager will speak to Fulham officials later this week to negotiate a deal.

Fulham had been linked with ex-England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson but the Swede intimated last week that he could remain in his current role as the manager of the Ivory Coast.

Jol was in charge at White Hart Lane between 2004 and 2007 before going on to coach Hamburg and then Ajax.

United States coach Bob Bradley and Switzerland's Ottmar Hitzfeld have also been linked with the post.

However, Hitzfeld ruled himself out of contention last week while the United States Soccer Federation issued a statement which confirmed they were keen to extend Bradley's current contract.

Roy Hodgson guided Fulham to last season's Europa League final where they were beaten by Atletico Madrid while Ajax came second in the Dutch league behind FC Twente and will be playing Champions League football this term providing they come through qualifying.

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