Football - Jol happy at Fulham

Fulham manager Martin Jol has dismissed speculation that he will leave this summer, insisting he is very happy at Craven Cottage.

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Having led the west Londoners to a ninth-placed finish last term, the Dutchman's side have only narrowly avoided relegation this season and head into Sunday's finale at Swansea on a run of five successive defeats.

That poor form has resulted in reports that Jol's position will be reviewed this summer, with Brighton's suspended manager Gus Poyet linked with the job.

The former Tottenham boss has himself been linked with the vacant Everton post and speculation has been mounting that he is becoming frustrated at Fulham.

But Jol has rejected such talk and insists he is happy at the club with whom he signed a one-year contract extension earlier in the campaign.

"I signed an option and that is a long time ago, ages ago," he said. "For me, there is no difference. It is not something from the last 48 hours as [the speculation] happened before.

"If people make up a little story and I speak about new players coming in, of course you need a little bit of money.

"They associate us with the chairman and he has to give us the funds, but we are healthy club. We will try to get some players in so there is no story.

"I am very happy. It is 10 minutes from my house, my girl is going to school and she loves it there. She had her first competitive match yesterday (Thursday) against another school and they beat them.

"She was happy, I am happy, the missus is happy and hopefully I can make the fans happy again as well."

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