Despite the pressure Jol is under, Richardson, 28, believes the club needs to stand by him.
He said: "He has great man-management skills and is a good coach. He understands the game - he is top drawer.
"Martin is up there with the best I have known, definitely one of the best managers I have been around.
"He has managed at top clubs. What initially attracted me to Fulham was the manager. Others here have obviously felt the same way about him.
"Fergie was the best in the history of football, so for me to compare Jol with him is something. But I mean it, Jol is a very good manager."
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