Unemployed Meulensteen could be heading to Craven Cottage.
Former Manchester United first team coach Rene Meulensteen has held talks with Fulham over a move to join the west London side’s backroom staff.
It’s been a strange few months for the Dutchman, with Meulensteen leaving Old Trafford when Sir Alex Ferguson retired at the end of the 2012/13 season, before a bizarre 16 days in charge of Anzhi Makhachkala.
The Russian club hit financial problems not long after the 49-year-old was appointed and in a bid to save money, several high profile names were axed including players Samuel Eto’o and Willian.
Meulensteen spent a total of 11 years at United between 2001 and 2013 – including a year out with Swedish side Brondby – and was a well-respected and trusted member of Ferguson’s staff.
Now the Cottagers want to bring the coach to Craven Cottage to help manager Martin Jol to inspire an aging squad.
Last term the side were average once again and even had a brief relegation scare towards the end of the campaign.
With new owner Shahid Khan having taken over from the controversial Mohammad Al Fayed this term, the club is looking to change things and breathe new life into a perhaps stagnated side.
Jol’s men sit just outside the relegation places as it is currently, having lost four of their seven matches so far in 2013/14.
Both Khan and the manager will be hoping Meulensteen can bring some invaluable experience to the Cottage.