JOL GETS A ZAM SLAM
He’s to blame for Fulham stars leaving, blasts Bobby GOMEZ WINS RED CARD FIGHT BEN WANTS JO LOCKED UP!
BOBBY ZAMORA reckons Martin Jol’s style of management is to blame for the exit of some of Fulham’s big-name stars.
And the QPR hitman claims a number of the current Fulham squad are unhappy about the Dutchman’s approach.
Zamora quit Fulham for Loftus Road in January after falling out with Cottagers boss Jol during the opening months of the season.
He was followed this summer by Clint Dempsey, who effectively refused to play for the club in a bid to force through a move after initial interest from Liverpool.
Senior players Danny Murphy, Dickson Etuhu and Andy Johnson also left – along with Moussa Dembele (right) who surprised Jol by making a transfer deadline day switch to Tottenham.
Zamora insisted Jol’s relations with some of his players played a part.
The England striker said: “I left because I didn’t see eye to eye with Martin Jol.
“I think that is the case with the vast majority of players there now.
“A lot of the lads aren’t happy. But that’s that.”
Zdenek Grygera’s future at Fulham is in doubt after an injury setback in the reserves.
The 32-year-old Czech Republic defender has been desperate to prove his fitness to Jol after suffering a serious knee November.
But he has picked up a thigh problem on the eve of Jol making a decision on offering the out-of-contract full-back a new deal.
Jol said: “Grygera has had a setback. He looked ever so well, played in the reserves and kept them together and they had better results than before.
“He has a thigh problem, so we have to wait and see because we wanted to make a decision on him in the next week – and now there’s a little step back again.”
last WIGAN midfielder Jordi Gomez has won his appeal against a three-match ban for his sending-off in the 1-0 defeat at Sunderland over the weekend.
Gomez was shown a straight red card for serious foul play after a lunge at defender Danny Rose.
The Spaniard was set to sit out three fixtures but will now be available for Wigan’s home clash against Everton on Saturday.
“I am delighted that we can draw a line under this incident,” said Latics boss Roberto Martinez. BEN FOSTER has urged West Brom to lock up contract revel Jonas Olsson.
The Swedish stopper, 29, is a free agent next summer and is a target for Tottenham, Everton and Aston Villa.
Foster said: “I think the chairman needs to lock him in a room and hopefully get something sorted out.
“I’d much rather play with him and Gareth McAuley than most defensive pairings.
“They are absolute warriors. You know they are going to block, head and kick everything.”
FUL OF PROBLEMS: Zamora didn’t see eye to eye with Jol