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Jol admits Fulham job is at risk

Martin Jol is uncertain whether he will still be on the Fulham bench come Wednesday.

The Cottagers dropped their fifth straight Premier League contest to fellow strugglers West Ham United at Upton Park on Saturday, assuming sole ownership of 18th place in the process.

In his two previous full seasons at Craven Cottage the Dutchman led the club to a ninth and twelfth place finish respectively, but the west London outfit have endured a rancid run of late and look to be potential relegation candidates.

Fulham face a visit from Tottenham Hotspur midweek in another fixture that could compound their misery, and the manager has conceded that he will fear for his job ahead of the encounter, as the time to do so has already passed by.

"It’s not in my hands,” he told reporters of whether he will still be at the helm for the match against Spurs.

"If I have to worry, I was probably worried a couple of months ago because it’s not from one day to the other, the last two months we’ve been inconsistent.

"I think it worked out for me. We had over 100 points, we had more than West Ham over the last couple of years.

“But over the last couple of months, sometimes, we have not been strong enough."

Jol took over at Fulham in June 2011 after current Stoke tactician Mark Hughes vacated the post, having previously managed in the Premier League at Tottenham, the club that could potentially seal his dismissal from his current employers.

Former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo and Dan Petrescu, who spent five years at Stamford Bridge during his playing days, have been touted as the top choices to replace Jol with the club in dire straits.

The Italian is currently unattached, though reportedly remains £130,000-per-week flush on the Chelsea payroll in light of his sacking by the Blues last November, whilst the Romanian is at the helm for Russian giants Dynamo Moscow.

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