Two crucial defeats later, sack Jol
and promote Meulensteen.
will have known he was on his way out as soon as the club brought in Rene Meulensteen
The club's billionaire owner Shahid Khan switched one Dutchman with another on Sunday, as Jol
departed Craven Cottage after two and a half years in charge to be replaced by a former trusted lieutenant of Sir Alex Ferguson.
's fellow Dutchman Rene Meulensteen, brought in last month to assist Jol
, will take over the top job.
Sources inside Craven Cottage believe Jol
has given up the fight to keep his job and has convinced himself he is doomed.
risks Ruiz depends on whether the Costa Rican attacking midfielder has sufficiently recovered from a niggling back problem.
is amongst the favourites with bookmakers to become the next Barclays Premier League manager to leave their job, while Fulham fans are quickly losing patience.
Ferguson revealed in his autobiography, which was released yesterday, that he wanted to make Jol
his assistant at the Red Devils when Carlos Queiroz left to take over at Real Madrid in the 2003-04 season.
told the board he wanted Sir Alex Ferguson's former coach at Manchester
Berbatov left Old Trafford for Craven Cottage in the summer, and when the two teams meet in the FA Cup on Saturday 26 January, Jol
hopes that the mercurial Bulgarian will prove to be the difference for the Londoners.
is best at 5-2 with Ladbrokes and as low as 6-4 to be shoved out of the Cottage with Fulham on a run of just two wins in 15 games, although there has also been a suggestion the Dutchman is a target for German outfit Schalke.
But it is David Moyes' side who Jol
believes are the standard-bearers for sides such as Fulham.