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Jol rules out Fulham departure

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That loss at home to Cardiff has made Fulham manager Martin Jol fear for his job, as the west London side have picked up just one point from seven home matches and currently sit in the bottom three. 

Worryingly, the manager doubts getting the full backing from the club owner Shahid Khan, especially after that abhorrent loss at Craven Cottage - the home team started brightly, but soon afterwards were handed a blow when Steven Caulker fired the visitors to an early lead.

Albeit, Fulham equalised shortly before the first proceedings with a mouth-watering finish from Bryan Ruiz, but eventually lost with Cardiff scoring a late decisive goal.

Looking back at the loss, the 57-year-old manager said: "That worries me. It’s not good for your health. I’ve got a thick skin. I could easily say 'get lost' but I won’t do that." 

The manager also explained that he understood the fans' frustrations, and hopes things getter better soon.

"It’s a reality of the Premier League. They pay the money to come to watch us and express their feelings," added Jol.

The under-pressure boss also bemoaned the lack of money spent on the summer transfer causing his team's disastrous start, revealing that he studied last season's newcomers' investment on new players. 

"We looked at West Ham, Southampton and Reading going up and the investment of those three clubs," Mackay said.

"West Ham and Southampton spent about £30m and Reading had £10-15m. To give us the best chance of being in the division we needed to get players that we felt could improve our squad.

"I can understand the criticism but they should realise that we are 20th in the table for spending money," he said.

"So I always have to look for the Berbatovs and the Bents and take them when they’re bad and try to get the maximum amount out of them. That is not easy."

Choosing a new coach shouldn't be strenuous for the west London club with the experienced Martin O'Neill among the favourites for the job.

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