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Danny denies fall-out with Jol

02 Jul 2011 12:04:00

Danny denies fall-out with Jol

Fulham skipper Danny Murphy foresees no problems as he begins a second stint working under Martin Jol. With the Dutch coach having inherited the reins at Fulham from Mark Hughes, Cottagers captain Murphy has renewed acquaintances with the man who took him to Tottenham in 2006. Things did not work out for the midfielder at White Hart Lane, though, as he was restricted to just seven league starts in 18 months. A lack of action saw Murphy moved on to Fulham, with reports suggesting he had suffered a falling-out with Jol over his team selection. Murphy insists that is not the case and claims he is looking forward to working under the highly-regarded tactician again in 2011/12. "Me and Martin never fell out. Far from it," he said. "There were a lot of different factors that I didn't talk about. "My dad had a terminal illness during my only full season at Tottenham and it wasn't something I started talking about in the papers because I didn't think it was relevant at the time. "When I did get a chance there was good quality about me and I only played eight or 10 games on my best run. "We had our disagreements at the time as I wanted to play and he was playing other people, but there was more to it than that. "But there are mitigating circumstances sometimes, which people don't see and some of it might have been my fault and some of it might have been his. "Of course I wish it had gone better but if it had gone better then I wouldn't have had the fantastic four years I've had here at Fulham. "He knows my quality, he knows the way I work and I have never foreseen a problem with me and him and I don't in the future."


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