Fulham playmaker Adel Taarabt has described former Manchester United head coach Rene Meulensteen as "unbelievable".
Meulensteen, who left Old Trafford in the summer following the arrival of David Moyes, became Fulham's head coach last week, despite holding advanced talks with the Qatar FA to become a technical director.
The Dutchman now works alongside compatriot Martin Jol at Craven Cottage, where Taarabt has been left impressed with the highly-rated coach's training sessions.
"I'd heard about him but I didn't know him as a person or a coach," the 24-year-old told the club's official website. "I've worked with him now for five or six days and he's unbelievable. The sessions he puts on are amazing.
"He understands the Premier League and how important it is to keep possession of the ball.
"The players are so happy with the sessions. They're hard work, though; everyone comes off the training pitch saying 'I'm dead, I need to sleep!'
"Everything is intensity, intensity, intensity and working on in-game situations. It's what we needed and I think he'll bring a lot to Fulham."
The west London outfit have endured a difficult start to the season and currently sit inside the relegation zone after picking up 10 points from their opening 11 matches, leaving Jol under serious pressure.
This weekend they host Swansea City - and Fulham fans will hope that Meulensteen's arrival will herald the start of a more positive spell.
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