Under-fire Fulham chief calls for patience

Martin Jol (Fulham Manager)Martin Jol has urged fans to give Fulham, and himself, time to turn around their poor form.

The Cottagers slipped to a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of newly-promoted Cardiff on Saturday to extend their below par start to the Premier League campaign.

After six games the Londoners currently find themselves in the relegation zone and at risk getting cut further adrift of the midtable runners if results continue.

This has frustrated sections of the Craven Cottage fans, who chanted “Jol out” over the weekend.

The Dutchman believes that such actions are not helpful, and urged fans to give the team time to find their feet:

“It is not helpful. That worries me.” He is quoted by The Mirror.

“Look at Wigan, they were in the bottom three for the last three years and Roberto Martinez is at Everton now and Wigan are in the second division. It’s about expectations.

“I can’t criticise the fans. They pay the money to come to watch us and express their feelings. But it’s not good for your health.

“I’ve got a thick skin. I could easily say ‘bugger off’ but I won’t do that. It’s a reality of the Premier League.

“I can appreciate the fans getting nervous. The only risk I can see is if they are still at the bottom at the end of the season. I feel I can keep them up but it’s not about me.

“The owner’s piece in the magazine was remarkably good. But you never know, because they can say they are a fan and the next day you’re out! You never know.”

Jol’s future may hinge on his next home clash with Stoke.

The Potters travel to West London next weekend and have looked relatively impressive so far this term.

Jol could be the second top tier manager in England to lose his job after Sunderland sacked Paolo Di Canio.

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