Monday 11 December 2017

Jol at crisis point after Hammering

WEST HAM 3 FULHAM 0

Fulham manager Martin Jol (right) greets West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce prior to kick-off during the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park, London
Fulham manager Martin Jol (right) greets West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce prior to kick-off during the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park, London

Simon Peach

Martin Jol's position at the Fulham helm looks more precarious than ever after his side slipped to an embarrassing sixth straight defeat in all competitions.

After a decent enough opening 45 minutes, Fulham's second-half display was abject and, in truth, they were fortunate to escape just 3-0 losers. Mo Diame, Carlton Cole and Joe Cole struck for West Ham, with chants of 'Jol out' growing as the match wore to a close.

Shahid Khan has shown impressive patience during Fulham's poor start to his first season as owner, but one bookmaker now has given odds on Jol leaving by Monday of 11/4.

Asked if he was confident he would be in charge for Wednesday's home clash with former club Tottenham, the Dutchman, in charge since June 2011, said: "It is not in my hands. If I have to worry, I was probably worried a couple of months ago because it is not one day and then the other. It is probably the last two months we have been inconsistent.

"I know that three points can give you a total different view and a different world. "There are other teams [down there] and there will be other managers in the next couple of weeks [coming under pressure]. But you need to get out of that situation and we didn't today. Again."

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