Fulham legend Chris Coleman believes Martin Jol is the right appointment for the club.
Coleman knows what works at Mohamed-Al-Fayed's team having managed the Cottagers between 2003 and 2007.
He told talkSPORT: "I think it's a surprise appointment.
"I didn't foresee Mark Hughes not being there after a good season last year and I never detected any unrest but you never know what's going on.
"I'm not surprised it's Martin Jol though, he's a very good manager who's proved himself in the Premier League with Tottenham and I think his personality will suit the club."