Fulham boss Martin Jol is hoping to recruit his Dutch compatriot Rene Meulensteen as his right-hand man, after the 49-year-old was sacked by Anzhi Makhachkala, reports the Daily Star.
Meulensteen became manager of the Russian side earlier this summer, but axed him after just 16 days as part of their financial restructuring of the club.
The Dutchman spent 12 years working alongside Sir Alex Ferguson at United, but chose to leave his post after the arrival of David Moyes as manager this summer.
Meulensteen’s agent, Fons van den Brande, said: “Clubs in the Middle East are interested in him, but there are also a few clubs in Germany – and one big club in London.
“The London team want him as a coach alongside the manager. He has to make the right decision after his time in Russia.”
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie hailed the coach as the best he's worked with in an interview with the Telegraph last year.
“The way he (Meulensteen) trains is an exceptional,” the Dutchman commented. “He is truly one of the best coaches in the world. I have had a lot of good trainers, but it’s the way he prepares our team for games.
"Every match is different, so every training session in the build-up to games is unique."
It is thought that a return to the Premier League would interest Meulensteen, although UAE champions Al Ain are heavily linked with the man who spent eight years as a coach in Qatar before joining United in 2001.
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