Fulham manager Chris Coleman says chairman Mohamed Al-Fayed is willing to back fresh summer spending at Craven Cottage.

The West Londoners are 16th in the table, eight points clear of the relegation zone, and have still to register an away win in the league this season.

After seeing referee Mike Riley call off the clash at Sunderland, with Fulham 1-0 ahead, Coleman had some good news for supporters after the game.

The Welshman brushed aside any fears over his job by revealing plans are afoot to strengthen the squad during the close season.

“In the summer, we’re going to invest some money into the team, which is great news,” said Coleman after Saturday’s abandonment.

“We’ll invest in the summer, the chairman is on board with that, so we’ll ignore all the outside talk [about his own future].”