Fulham boss Martin Jol says fans should be proud of the club.

The Dutchman reckons Fulham have spent 14 years in the Premier League by doing everything right.

He said: "We don't punch above our weight. We punch our weight. We have a package that doesn't make it hard to sign good players.

"Berbatov is a good example. We have to thank Manchester United here for allowing him to leave but once we started talking, Dimi was keen to join.

"We are a reasonably successful side, we are based in London and have a famous history. Players like to join us. The Premier League should never be under-estimated. We accept we will never win the title, we can dream but we also need to be realistic.

"We are London's Everton, solid, ­dependable and with a fair wind blowing we might have a chance of a Champions League place one day.

"We also unearth decent players now and again and manage to keep them. Brede Hangeland is an example. He is wanted by many clubs and could have gone for nothing in the summer.

"But he decided to stay with us, sign a new contract and we have another happy ending."