Martin Jol, the Fulham manager has categorically denied that he is under any kind of pressure following the club’s exit from the Capital One Cup at the hands of Championship side Leicester City this midweek.
Questions have already been raised regarding the future of the former Tottenham Hotspur manager following the club’s poor start to the season after doing reasonably well last season. The London club currently sits at fourteenth in the Premier League standings after managing just three wins from their first nine encounters and Jol will hope that his side starts to deliver very soon.
However, that is easier said than done with the club hosting champions Manchester United at Craven Cottage this weekend and it will be a test of resolve for the both the manager and the players to see if they can come out of the match with a result – and against a side like United, even a draw will do for Fulham.
According to Jol, he doesn’t feel any kind of pressure because the club is not at the bottom of the table, before adding there are six or seven other sides that are on the same points as them and lower in the table. He stated that if people tell him that he is under pressure, then they can but for him, he doesn’t feel that is going to be a problem at all.
After winning two consecutive matches against Stoke City and Crystal Palace, Fulham was brought back to earth with a 0-2 defeat by Southampton and the Capital One Cup defeat to Leicester City and if there is any time that they would have preferred not to face Manchester United, it is now. Considering their dismal record against them, Jol and his boys will do well to get away with a draw.