Mark Hughes has been appointed the new manager of Fulham, as first revealed on talkSPORT.
The former Manchester City boss has agreed a two-year deal to take over the reins at Craven Cottage after Ajax refused to allow Martin Jol to leave Holland and return to the Premier League.
"I have discussed my aspirations with both the chairman and (chief executive) Alistair Mackintosh and believe that we are aligned in our aims for what can realistically be achieved here," Hughes told the club's official website.
"I am joining on the back of two of the most successful seasons in the club's history and that in itself brings with it the challenges of expectation and ambition.
"I am confident that with some additions to the squad, hard work and commitment, we can move this club forward in the right direction.
"I hope the Fulham fans will enjoy some special times during this season's campaign and we will work hard to achieve that.
"I'm looking forward to working with the squad as soon as possible, and making sure the on-pitch preparations are complete before the first competitive ball is kicked in August."
The arrival of Hughes will almost certainly be followed by a reshuffle of the backroom staff at the west London club.
First-team coach Ray Lewington, appointed caretaker manager following Roy Hodgson's departure to Liverpool, is expected to link-up with him again on Merseyside.
Goalkeeping coach Mike Kelly could also leave for Liverpool with Hughes expected to bring in his own regular backroom staff that includes Mark Bowen, Kevin Hitchcock and Eddie Niedzwiecki.