Troubled boss not in as much trouble as first feared.
Fulham owner Shahid Khan has given troubled boss Martin Jol his backing to steady the ship at Craven Cottage by saying he will give the Dutchman time to sort things out, Sky Sports reports.
Jol’s future at the west London club has been called into question after a difficult start to their Premier League campaign and many fans have called for him to be removed from his position after disappointing results against West Bromwich Albion and Cardiff, but the recent victory over Stoke City has apparently bought him some time.
Khan, who bought control of Fulham from Mohamed al Fayed in the summer, admits he has not been happy with Fulham’s start to the campaign, but he has no plans to sack the Dutchman.
“Martin is a very experienced coach,” Khan told the Daily Mail.
“He’s a good guy. We’ve gotten off to a start nobody’s happy with, whether you’re a fan or you’re Martin.
“We want to do better but I’m not the kind of person who’s going to act on impulse.
“You go through life and learn valuable lessons. I want Fulham to be very successful. You can’t go out of the frying pan and into the fire. That’s the most important thing.”
Khan also believes it is too early to make predictions over where Fulham may end up and admitted that is is too early to make knee jerk decisions.
“Relegation is a horrible thought but you’ve got to keep in mind it’s only seven games. You can’t jump to conclusions,” added Khan.
“You look at the table from Sunderland at the bottom to the point where the congestion that starts at seven points and it is two games, six points. And there are 31 games to play. You can’t feel too good and you can’t feel too bad.”