Jonathan Hill joins Fulham as a first-team coach while Kit Symons is promoted

Rene Meulensteen: New Fulham boss has made changes to his first-team staff

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Jonathan Hill has joined Fulham as a first-team coach following the appointment of Rene Meulensteen as boss.

Hill arrives at Craven Cottage following recent spells working at Manchester City and Tromso.

He started his coaching career with Manchester United and moved on to work for the Jordanian Football Association.

Fulham have also confirmed Kit Symons will be assisting Meulensteen, after working with the club's development squad.

Meulensteen replaced Martin Jol on Sunday, when his Dutch compatriot departed Fulham by mutual consent after the weekend's defeat at West Ham left the team in the bottom three of the Premier League.

"Fulham Football Club would like to welcome Jonathan Hill, appointed as first-team coach to work with Rene Meulensteen," a statement from Fulham read.



Shame to see Martin Jol leaving Fulham, played a big part in my career in a short time. A chance for @meulensteen_r now. All the best Rene

"Jonathan Hill worked at Manchester United for 10 years as academy youth coach prior to joining the Jordanian Football Association as technical director of football in 2009 where he was responsible for all of the national youth teams from Under-8s to Under-20s.

"More recently, Jonathan has coached at both Manchester City and Tromso FC.

"The club can also confirm that development team manager Kit Symons will also be assisting with first-team training, alongside his responsibilities for the Under-21 team.

"Michael Lindeman, Billy McKinlay and Cornelis Jol have left the club and we would like to thank them for their service and wish them well for the future."

Meanwhile, Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick, who played under Jol at Tottenham, sympathised with his former boss on social network Twitter.

"Shame to see Martin Jol leaving Fulham, played a big part in my career in a short time. A chance for Meulensteen now. All the best Rene," Carrick said.