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Mohamed Al Fayed says he is as committed as ever to Fulham.

The Cottagers chairman is celebrating 10 years in charge of the club, who were languishing in the old Second Division when he took over.

Many did not expect the Egyptian businessman and billionaire to last with the West Londoners, but Al Fayed is hoping for many more years at Fulham.

When asked whether he will still be at Fulham in ten years’ time, he told Sky Sports News: “For 25 years I hope, it’s possible.

“I take great pleasure in seeing the club move in the right direction.

“We’ve been in the Premier League now for nearly eight years. It’s really a miracle.”

Al Fayed has also given Lawrie Sanchez his full backing, despite The Cottagers winning just one of their opening eight Premier League outings.

Sanchez splashed out around £24million of Al Fayed’s money in the transfer market this summer and the Fulham supremo believes it was money well spent.

“Lawrie Sanchez is doing a great job. I’m encouraging him, I’m behind him,” he continued.

“He’s spent a lot of my money this season, but I don’t regret it because we have a good team now.

“He’s intelligent, he’s committed, and he wants to prove himself. I’m behind him and I hope we finish in the top ten.”