Fulham hires Martin Jol as manager

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LONDON (AP) -- Fulham has hired Martin Jol to replace Mark Hughes as manager of the English Premier League club.

The 55-year-old Dutchman has agreed to a two-year contract with the west London side, with the option for a one-year-extension.

Hughes resigned as Fulham manager last week after one season in charge.

Since being ditched by Tottenham in 2007, Jol has coached Hamburg and Ajax.