Sidwell also revealed Fulham players first met new owner Shahid Khan when the American businessman made a flying visit in his private jet to the squad's pre-season training base in Costa Rica.
"He was in Florida at the time - not round the corner but a short plane journey," Sidwell told the Daily Mail. "He came to the hotel, introduced himself to the guys, watched our game that evening and then shot back.
"I assume once the season starts he'll be coming to games and having an input on what he owns. 'Once the takeover happened, and we found out who it was, the boys were digging deep and going through contacts and getting a bit of know-how; finding out what he's done with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
"Brede Hangeland, the manager and some of the staff went to Jacksonville to see him and they just had big praise for him and what he's done over there. I assume he's wanting to do the same for Fulham."
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