Fulham could turn to Ajax boss Jol

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Fulham could turn their attention towards former Tottenham boss Martin Jol as they step up their search to find a replacement for Roy Hodgson.

Jol went on to coach Hamburg after leaving White Hart Lane almost three years ago and is currently in charge of Ajax but is believed to be keen to return to the Premier League.

The Cottagers continue to be linked with Sven-Goran Eriksson even though the Swede suggested earlier in the week that he could remain in his current role as the manager of the Ivory Coast.

Two of the original favourites for the job – Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld and the USA's Bob Bradley – both now seem unlikely to take up the post.

Former Bayern Munich manager Hitzfeld has no interest in the role while the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) are keen for Bradley to extend his contract with the national team.

"Bob is under contract with US Soccer until the end of the year and discussions are ongoing," confirmed an USSF spokesman.

Meanwhile, Fulham midfielder Simon Davies hopes an appointment is made shortly as the start of the Premier League campaign is now just over four weeks' away.

"It is a little bit frustrating not having someone in place," he said after the Cottagers' 5-0 pre-season win at Brentford.

"I've no idea who it's going to be but the club have said that by the end of this week or the beginning of next week, they'll have someone in place."

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