Rene Meulensteen says Fulham need new players to stay up
New boss Rene Meulensteen says Fulham must spend in the January transfer window to give themselves a chance of staying in the Premier League.
Meulensteen was placed in charge on Sunday following
Martin Jol's sacking
after five successive defeats left the Cottagers 18th in the table.
Former Manchester United first-team coach on Robin van Persie's shirt number
"Everyone needs to realise we must invest," Meulensteen told BBC Sport.
"We need to look how we can strengthen this squad to ensure Fulham stay in the Premier League."
appointed Fulham manager
in June 2011 but was dismissed on Sunday after a poor run of form left the club three points from safety.
Cottagers chairman Shahid Khan said
fans deserved better
and former Manchester United first-team coach Meulensteen has assumed fellow Dutchman Jol's responsibilities ahead of Wednesday's home match with Tottenham.
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