Martin Jol claims he was offered the opportunity to sign Gareth Bale for just $8million while in charge of Hamburg.
Jol was the man to take Bale to Tottenham Hotspur in 2007, with a $11million deal struck with Southampton for the exciting teenage talent.
The Welshman was, however, to find it difficult to make his mark at White Hart Lane, with Spurs seeing him as more of a left-back...
Martin Jol is to hold talks with Fulham chairman Mohamed Al-Fayed in the next couple of weeks regarding spending plans for the summer, insisting it is important for the club to become more stable.
Jol has one year remaining on his contract and expects to remain in charge at Craven Cottage next season, but he first wants some assurances about the way Fulham plan to work in the future...
Fulham manager Martin Jol said he was a 'happy customer' after his side picked up a share of the spoils at Aston Villa which moved them onto the 40-point mark.
Charles N'Zogbia put Villa in front when he bent a shot into the top left hand corner, but Fabian Delph flicked a header into his own goal to gift the west Londoners a point.
However, Jol admitted Paul Lambert...
Fulham manager Martin Jol says Zdenek Grygera, who is training with the Premier League club, has decided to retire from football because of a series of injuries.
Grygera made seven appearances for Fulham last season before being released, but had been training at the club in the hope of earning a contract.
Jol says ''Grygera told me that he will quit. ... He is retiring...
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December 06, 2012
Martin Jol has received enquiries about some of his Fulham players but says he does not want to let anyone leave on loan at the current time.
The likes of Matthew Briggs, Pajtim Kasami and Marcello Trotta have been linked with temporary moves elsewhere as they are not first-team regulars at Craven Cottage.
Hwever, Jol insists that he needs to keep hold of all his fringe players...