Mohamed Al-Fayed: Roy Hodgson let us down

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Fulham chairman and owner Mohamed Al-Fayed has launched a thinly-veiled attack on former manager Roy Hodgson.

On the day that Mark Hughes was confirmed as the Cottagers' new manager, Al-Fayed was only too happy to slam Hodgson who left Fulham to take up the managerial reins at Liverpool last month.

Hodgson saved Fulham from relegation to the Championship in the 2007-08 season before leading them to two mid-table Premier League finishes and the final of the Europa League before taking up a new challenge at Anfield.

Al-Fayed said:"This other guy let us down and just walked away. But we have a nice guy now. Don't mention Roy Hodgson any more.

"He (Hughes) is the man in charge. He's much better than the previous one. I am sure he's going to do a great job. He knows what he's doing. Fulham's a wonderful club.

"There are no complications, no bureaucracy here. I am sure he will deliver. I've given him £50 to buy a new striker.

"This guy (Hodgson), after we put him where he is now, he took advantage. But I'm sure he's (Hughes) going to win us the championship.

"We gave him all the support, we believed in him and he just let us down. It's no problem because Mark is much better. He has a great team and we had some fantastic results, but this guy (Hodgson) after we put him where he is now, took advantage."

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