Kieran Richardson has leapt to the defence of Fulham manager Martin Jol ahead of tomorrow night’s crunch clash with Crystal Palace.
The Dutchman’s future has been the subject of much scrutiny of late, with poor results believed to have caused billionaire owner Shahid Khan to consider axing the ex-Tottenham chief.
The Cottagers have gather a meagre seven points from their opening seven fixtures, which leaves them outside of the relegation zone courtesy of goal difference.
A win could move them clear of the drop zone, but a defeat may be enough to see Jol’s tenure brought to an abrupt end.
But, Richardson believes that the club have the right man at the helm and says that the coach has the backing of the dressing room:
“Martin Jol is a great coach. He is in the game’s top drawer.” He is quoted by The Express.
“Since I have been in the game he is definitely one of the best managers I have been around. He has managed top clubs and that is what initially attracted me to Fulham – the manager. Other players feel the same.”
Richardson was brought to Craven Cottage by Jol, who paid Sunderland £2m for his signature.
Prior to his arrival in West London, the 28-year-old had players for Manchester United and West Brom.
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