Shahid Khan praises Mohamed Al-Fayed influence

Jags owner Shad Khan on December 23, 2012
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New Fulham owner Shahid Khan hails the impact of his predecessor Mohamed Al-Fayed.

New Fulham owner Shahid Khan has praised the influence of his predecessor Mohamed Al-Fayed.

American billionaire Khan took over the Premier League club on Friday night following negotiations with his Egyptian counterpart.

"I think Mr Al-Fayed did an incredible job here over the last 16 years building this to where it is and it's a passing of the baton, so I'm taking it to the next level," Khan told Sky Sports News.

"I think there is a great leadership here and my goal is to sustain that and also to support the business play they have."

Khan is also the owner of NFL franchise the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Fulham chairman Mohamed Al-Fayed prior the match against Stoke on February 23, 2013
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