Jol not feeling under pressure despite Fulham cup exit

Martin Jol has rejected the suggestion that his position at Fulham is under threat after the Premier League side were knocked out of the Capital One Cup by Championship outfit Leicester City, Sky Sports has reported.

Jol made nine changes to the side to face the Foxes from the one that lost to Southampton on Saturday but there was little change in fortune as Leicester ran out 4-3 winners, thanks to an 89th minute goal from Lloyd Dyer.

Fulham had gone a goal up through Hugo Rodallega but Leicester hit back to lead 3-1 before the hour mark. Rodallega added his second to pull a goal back and Giorgos Karagounis levelled with a free-kick in the 87th minute, but two minutes later Dyer struck to dump the Cottagers out of the competition.

Together with Fulham’s patchy league form – they currently sit 14th in the table with three wins, a draw and five defeats – it was suggested after the match that Jol was under increasing pressure to turn results around. The manager however sees matters differently. “I don’t feel pressure because we’re not bottom of the league, there are six or seven other teams on similar points and lower,” he said.

If people tell me I’ve got pressure then I’ve got pressure but for me it’s no problem,” Jol added. “There are a few teams on 10 and 11 points so we have to come up with a surprise result (against Manchester United or Liverpool) and if not we have to get the points against the other teams we play against.” Fulham host Manchester United at Craven Cottage this weekend.

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