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Fulham end relationship with Martin Jol

Fulham have sacked Martin Jol as manager of the club.

The southwest London club lost 3-0 to West Ham United on Saturday to make it five defeats in a row prompting the higher powers to sever ties with Dutchman Jol.

A statement from chairman Shahid Khan on the club's official website on Sunday read: "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."

Former Tottenham, Hamburg and Ajax boss Jol, who joined the Cottagers in June 2011, added: "It was a privilege to manage Fulham, one of the great clubs in the Premier League or anywhere in the world.

"I am disappointed in this season but know there are better days ahead for Fulham and its supporters. I will always treasure my experience here and want to thank Mr Khan and everyone at Fulham for the opportunity."

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