Danny Murphy backs Martin Jol to achieve success with Fulham

Midfielder believes that the Dutchman is a 'football man' who has the right kind of philosophy when it comes to tactics, and is likely to add some flair to the Cottagers' side
Danny Murphy believes Martin Jol has what it takes to achieve success at Fulham without upsetting the style of play that the squad currently favours.

The duo worked together for a year when the Dutchman was in charge of Tottenham Hotspur, and the 34-year-old midfielder vouches for the tactics that the manager employs.

"I know Martin from my time at Tottenham,” Murphy told the club's official website. "I know his philosophies and he’s a football man who wants to play the right way, which is important at this club with the type of players we’ve got.

"It was important that the person who came in [to Fulham] was a football man – somebody who wasn’t going to change the philosophies of the Club and the way we play. He certainly hasn’t done that and he likes attacking football."

Jol recently guided Fulham to a 3-0 victory over NSI in the qualifying stage of the Europa League, and the skipper believes that scoring more goals is likely to be incorporated into the game plan.

Murphy said: "I think he’d like to get us scoring more goals but I think it’s that delicate balance between keeping us what we are, which is a nice solid well organised team, and adding that bit of flair to move us forward."

Jol succeeded Mark Hughes during the summer, penning a two-year deal at Craven Cottage.

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