Fulham owner Khan backs manager: ‘Don’t believe anything you read’

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Fulham owner Shahid Khan says reports that he could fire manager Slavisa Jokanovic are simply not true.

The Cottagers are struggling this season despite being considered one of the more promising promoted clubs in recent Premier League seasons.

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Fulham has allowed 25 goals so far this season, on pace for the highest total in league history, and handed fellow promoted club Cardiff City its first win of the season with a 4-2 loss in Wales this weekend.

Khan, however, has Jokanovic’s back in the wake of reports that he could sack the 50-year-old Serbian manager.

“Slavisa’s record shows he has always led FFC admirably when the stakes are at their highest, and with 29 matches still to play in the league – three quarters of the campaign still ahead – I am sure the same will hold true this season,” Khan said.

“As for the sensational and fictional headlines related to Slaviša this week, I’m equal parts amused, astonished and disappointed. I ask you not to believe everything you read. Or, in this case, don’t believe anything you read.”