Fulham to 'stay Premier League'

New Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen says he is confident he can keep Fulham in the Premier League.

Fulham facing 'massive challenge' in Premier League

Fulham sit three points from safety, but have a difficult home fixture against Tottenham on Wednesday.

It's a massive challenge. But when you're faced with a challenge like this it comes down to making sure you get the basic things right.

You need to stay mentally strong and make sure the fans are getting behind the team. We need to make sure the players are mentally strong and believe.

– Rene Meulensteen

Fulham can stay in Premier League, says new manager

Fulham's new manager Rene Meulensteen says he is is confident the team can stay in the Premier League. Martin Jol was sacked after six consecutive defeats, bringing an end to a two-and-a-half year spell at the club.

Martin Jol (left) with Rene Meulensteen Credit: Press Association

Rene Meulensteen's previous experience as a manager is very limited. His previous roles came at Brondby and Qatari teams Al-Gharafa and Al-Sadd. However, he insists he is up to the challenge:

"I know what is required at the top end of the Premier League. This is a different challenge with different pressure. This is making sure you realise the need to keep three teams below you. Don't even speak about getting into the top six, top 10, whatever it is.

"You need to make sure you close your ranks, and you make sure you start winning again."

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