Jol Sacked

December 2, 2013 by  

Jol Sacked, Martin Jol was finally sacked by Fulham on Sunday after the club’s dismal start to the season.

The Dutchman was summoned to a crisis meeting by chief executive Alistair Mackintosh at the club’s Motspur Park training HQ, when Jol’s two-and-a-half-year spell at Craven Cottage was brought to an end.

The final straw was Fulham’s limp 3-0 surrender to West Ham on Saturday.

It is uncommon for Mackintosh to be at the training ground in Kingston upon Thames on a Sunday, and his presence was viewed as an indication by players and staff of what was to come.

Jol arrived with the intention of leading the squad through a warm-down session following the woeful defeat at Upton Park.

But the manager was immediately ordered into talks with Mackintosh, leaving first-team coach Rene Meulensteen to take the session.

Jol’s no-show on the training field was met with raised eyebrows among the Fulham players, given the intense speculation about Jol’s position.

Then the Dutchman failed to appear at all, leaving players to assume his time was up.

In a statement released just after 4pm, the players’ assumptions were confirmed. American owner Shahid Khan said: ‘Today I spoke with Martin to thank him for his efforts on behalf of Fulham Football Club over the past three seasons and, in particular, since my becoming chairman earlier this year.

‘Martin was very gracious and I appreciate his understanding of the situation. There is no question Martin is an excellent football man and he has my utmost respect for the commitment he made to our club.

‘However, our poor form and results this season are undeniable, and Fulham supporters deserve better.

‘With more than half the season still ahead, an immediate change was necessary.’

Meulensteen, who was brought in to work alongside Jol last month, will now be given a chance to replace him on a full-time basis, beginning with Wednesday’s clash against Tottenham.

But, interestingly, the club stopped short of confirming the former Manchester United coach would be the club’s next permanent manager.

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