Fulham owner Khan pledges support for Jol

The owner of Fulham, Shahid Khan, has vowed to give Martin Jol time to turn around the club’s fortunes, Sky Sports has reported.

Fulham have made a mixed start to the new Premier League season and currently sit 17th, one place above the relegation zone, with seven points from as many matches. Pressure increased on Jol after defeats at home to West Brom and Cardiff but the former Tottenham Hotspur manager eased the attention by overseeing a victory against Stoke in the final league game before the international fixtures took prominence.

And Khan will not make any rash decisions about the future of the manager: “Martin is a very experienced coach,” Khan said. “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,” Khan continued. “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.

Relegation is a horrible thought but you’ve got to keep in mind it’s only seven games. You can’t jump to conclusions,” Khan added. “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.

Khan also owns NFL outfit the Jacksonville Jaguars and bought Fulham from Mohamed al-Fayed over the summer. Fulham, meanwhile, finished last season in 12th place, with 43 points, seven clear of the bottom three.

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