Martin Jol believes Fulham are better off for the departure of wantaway striker Bobby Zamora.

The 31-year-old left Craven Cottage for west London rivals QPR this week, moving for a fee that could be worth more than £6million. There has been much speculation in recent months of a rift between Zamora and Jol, although the pair have always been quick to play down such talk.

The latter was again coy when asked about their relationship on Thursday, but admitted it was a good time for the striker to leave. Jol said: "The talk of a rift wasn't just over the past couple of weeks, it was over the last couple of months and probably since August."

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