Fulham owner Shahid Khan promises Martin Jol transfer funds

Khan promises Jol transfer funds
© AP Photos
New Fulham owner Shahid Khan promises to back manager Martin Jol in the transfer market this summer, but wants his side to finish in top half of the Premier League.

New Fulham owner Shahid Khan has revealed that he will give manager Martin Jol funds to spend in the transfer market, but wants his side to finish in the top 10 of the Premier League.

The American billionaire, who also owns NFL side Jacksonville Jaguars, completed his takeover of the Cottagers on Friday, buying out former owner Mohamed Al-Fayed.

"I want to give them all the resources that they need and then hold them accountable," The Express quotes Khan as saying. "We have a great team here in leadership of the football operation, and they have a plan. I've only been here a day, so I would like to understand that.

"What we do on players is going to depend on Martin. I am not a micro manager. I have learned lessons in America about how you go about things, and what I know is that you find the best people, empower them, give them the resources and hold them accountable. Maybe a top-10 finish is attainable."

Fulham are currently on their pre-season tour of Costa Rica and recorded a victory in their first game.

Fulham boss Martin Jol on the touchline during the match against Newcastle on April 7, 2013
Read Next:
Jol wants £20m transfer kitty?
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves27195350203062
2Derby CountyDerby27157544232152
3Cardiff CityCardiff27155740251550
4Aston Villa27138639241547
5Bristol City2813874033747
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd27134104031943
7Leeds UnitedLeeds27134103729843
10Preston North EndPreston27101163127441
12Norwich CityNorwich28117102831-340
13Ipswich TownIpswich27123124039139
14Queens Park RangersQPR2789103137-633
15Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest27102153343-1032
17Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds27710103034-431
20Hull City27510123944-525
21Bolton WanderersBolton2767142545-2025
22Burton Albion2766152146-2524
23Birmingham CityBirmingham2765161538-2323
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account