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Defiant Fulham boss Jol doesn't fear the sack.

FULHAM have suffered three defeats in the space of a week, but Martin Jol does not fear being sacked.

It has been a difficult start to the campaign for the west Londoners, whose manager's position is coming under increasing scrutiny.

Jol is amongst the favourites with bookmakers to become the next Barclays Premier League manager to leave their job, while Fulham fans are quickly losing patience.

"Jol out" was chanted on several occasions during Saturday's 3-1 home defeat by Manchester United, which came on the back of losses at Southampton and second-tier Leicester.

"I have no fear," Jol said defi-antly. "In the past they used to say 'have no fear, Martin is here'.

I don't fear. Sometimes I worry if the supporters are at my back, but on the other hand it is better that they are on my back than the players' back.

"I felt better when I saw the reaction of the players in the second half."

Jol's confidence is admirable considering the increasing levels of vitriol he is facing, as well as the constant questions about his future. "I get asked about pressure every week and any manager in the league will get this question," the Dutchman said.

"If you are in the bottom half of the table you have to win games. It is not as bad as people think, but the only thing is you want to turn it around like Newcastle United did [against Chelsea on Saturday]."

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Nov 4, 2013
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