Fulham manager Chris Coleman is getting the best care available courtesy of Mohammed Fayed’s personal physician after being rushed into hospital yesterday with a mystery infection.

The Cottagers’ manager may have to remain on a drip of antibiotics for the next 48 hours as doctors attempt to discover the exact nature of the illness.

Coleman was first taken ill on Tuesday and missed Fulham’s 3-0 FA Cup win at West Ham.

But yesterday the situation appeared to worsen and he was taken to hospital.

The club have not released details of the infection or its seriousness, but Fayed has kept in close touch with Coleman’s situation.

A spokesman for the chairman said: ‘Chris is getting the best possible treatment and Fayed has sent his personal doctor to make sure he gets whatever

he needs.’ Assistant manager Steve Kean is running things in Coleman’s absence.

A Fulham statement last night added: ‘Chris is feeling substantially better, but he will need to spend a further 24 to 48 hours in hospital.’

Fulham assistant boss Steve Kean said ‘Providing everything goes okay he will be back in time for the Manchester United game on Saturday.'”We were worried about a virus spreading all the way through the team,” added Kean.