No Fulham approach for Jones


Cardiff City have said that there has been no contact from Fulham despite reports suggesting the Premier League side want Dave Jones to be their new manager.

The Cottagers are still without a manager after Roy Hodgson's decision to leave the club to become the Liverpool boss almost four weeks ago.

Fulham had wanted Martin Jol to be their next boss but he has agreed to honour his contract at Ajax while Sven-Goran Eriksson continues to be linked with the vacancy.

A statement released by Cardiff City read:"Neither the club nor the manager have received an approach from Fulham Football Club regarding the vacant manager's job at Craven Cottage.

"As ever, he is 100 per cent concentrating on preparing the team for the new season."

Meanwhile, the Bluebirds have been stung by striker Michael Chopra's criticism of the club.

The former Sunderland forward was quoted in the South Wales Echo as saying:"I'm well hacked off. If this club doesn't bring in new players, I'm off. I've had enough.

"I can see that we will struggle this season if people at board level don't get real. It's not good for morale and I'm not the only one fuming about the lack of movement in the camp.

"The chairman (Dato Chan Tien Ghee) told me that the club would invest and that we'd have new faces to strengthen the team for a charge at the Premiership.

"But I don't see any investment, I don't see any new faces at the club to make this team a force next season. In fact, if this carries on, I can see us struggling. I'm really angry about the whole business.

"I was under the impression that the new board were coming in and spending money to take this club to the next level.

"But I don't see that in any shape or form and it's very frustrating for me and the players who want to do well for this club next season. I'm happy playing for Cardiff, but I'll be off if this continues. I'm ambitious and I want this club to meet those ambitions."

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