Rene Meulensteen added: "I was impressed by the vision of Shahid Khan and Alistair Mackintosh.
"I have spent many hours talking with Martin Jol and we share a vision of how football should be played and how players should be developed. It is our job to make sure we can bring this vision to life on the pitch for the fans."
We are all delighted to welcome Rene to Fulham. There was always going to be a battle for Rene's services and, with the assistance of our Chairman Shahid Khan, we have been able to bring one of the best coaches in the world to Fulham.
– Alistair Mackintosh, Fulham FC Chief Executive Officer
A plot of land no bigger than two snooker tables has reportedly sold at auction for £120,000. 100 people inquired about buying the 440 square foot garden in Fulham, according to the Evening Standard. Demand was so high, it was snapped up before it got to auction.
Auctioneers described the site as: "A basically level, rectangular shaped site with frontages to Fulham Road and Winchendon Road... In a very popular residential locality, close to local shopping amenities and a short distance from Parsons Green and Fulham Broadway underground stations."
Caretaker manager Keith Millen has urged the Crystal Palace players to make an impression when they face Arsenal on Saturday. The former Bristol City boss has taken the reigns at Selhurst Park on a temporary basis after Ian Holloway parted company by mutual consent earlier in the week. He said:
Keith Millen said: "It really is a challenge. It is the fixture we looked at when it came out at the start of the season. It is the reason we worked so hard last year to get promoted.
"That Wembley day seems a long way off now, how quickly things can change. But I just want the lads to enjoy the occasion, they are not doing it for me as I have told them I'm not looking for the job.
"A new manager will be coming in and it is down to them to start impressing the new manager, whoever that may be, and I think that starts on Saturday."
Crystal Palace have confirmed they have parted company with manager Ian Holloway. In a press conference called this evening, Chairman Steve Parish said:
"Ian felt that a new approach might help keep us in the division. I've enjoyed every minute of working with Ian. He leaves our club with his head held very high. I'd like to put the record straight. We've never fallen out. We've worked together brilliantly. We feel we need to move on to progress."