Fulham manager Martin Jol has admitted that he is frustrated with the fans that booed his side after the draw with West Bromwich Albion and has also revealed that he wishes he could confront the fans face-to-face.
After the game ended 1-1 on Saturday, chants of ‘Jol Out’ were heard in some corners of Craven Cottage with the side failing to win a game since the opening day of the season.
With most manager’s usually choosing to bite their tongue, it appears that Jol has finally snapped at the negative fans and he has even stated that some of them are too ambitious for Fulham Football Club.
“I’m a very proud person and I’m used to playing in the top five or even higher,” former Tottenham, Ajax and Hamburg boss Jol said.
“I came here to try and help the club and I would like to help them, make the fans happy. Hopefully I can do that, and if not then we will have a problem.
“At that end, there’s always five, 10 or 15 who shout at me. It looked a bit more, maybe 25 or 30, so it’s getting more and more.
“When people start yelling at you… I would like people to be a bit more appreciative. If they are not, what can I do about it?
“I can’t tell them to come outside of the stadium after the game so I have to put up with it.”
He added: “Sometimes you make mistakes. I remember last year, I think it was the same geezer there and I did something but luckily enough nobody saw it.
“It’s hard to fight expectation levels and maybe a minority feels we should be in the top four or something.
“But if you play in a European cup final (Fulham reached the 2010 Europa League final) then the expectation levels are too high. But that was three years ago.
“I played two semi-finals of the European Cup and I’ve forgotten about it, you know.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt