Martin Jol is ready to dip his toe into the transfer pool, with the Fulham manager revealing that the side will buy up to five players this summer.
"Four or five players have left and we want to bring in a similar amount,” Jol said at a press conference today, referring to the exits of John Pantsil, Diomansy Kamara, Eddie Johnson and Matthew Saunders.
"The squad's a bit old, with an average age of 29 or 30. We want to build a young team for the future."
Jol became Fulham manager just this month, and the 55-year-old says he can’t wait to manage in the Barclays Premier League again.
"Everybody knew I would like to come back. I said that when I left, like Arnold Schwarzenegger I will be back, and I am back,” Jol joked.
The Dutchman, who managed Tottenham between 2004-2007, said that the tradition behind Fulham was one of the reasons he chose a move to south London.
"I think Fulham is a traditional club, like Spurs, West Ham and all the London clubs,” Jol said.
“They gave me a good feeling and when we played here (with Spurs) we had a couple of good results, and I like the colours, black and white as well.
"I could go on but Fulham are happy, I am happy, so hopefully we can keep it that way."
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