Fulham order Hughes' team to work with kids

last updated Tuesday 05th July 2011, 6:14 PM

Fulham manager Maarten Jol
Fulham manager
Maarten Jol
Maarten Jol
Fulham have ordered Mark Hughes' old backroom staff to work with the kids.

Coaches Mark Bowen, Eddie Niedzwiecki and Kevin Hitchcock will be told to train Fulham's Academy rookies when they report back for work tomorrow.

The three, who joined the club along with ex-boss Hughes, remain under contract for another year as they did not have the same escape clause which allowed Sparky to quit without notice on June 2.

But there is no place for Bowen, Niedzwiecki and Hitchcock among the first team set-up.

Hughes' successor Martin Jol has brought in Martin Lindeman and promoted long-serving coach Ray Lewington to work with him.

Hughes triggered his get-out clause amid speculation he was to take over from Gerard Houllier at Aston Villa but it never materialised and Alex McLeish got the job.

Sources close to Hughes insist he quit out of frustration with the Fulham board and their failure to back him in the transfer market.

Source Andrew Dillon at The Sun
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