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Martin Jol wants to repay Mohamed Al-Fayed’s faith in his managerial ability by overcoming a tough start at Fulham.

The Dutchman gives an insight into the Fulham chairman’s character in an exclusive interview with the Sunday Mirror:

He is a lovely man. He gives everyone a bracelet of copper. After a while you get a rash, it means the copper is ­going to your blood – it’s ­supposed to be good for you.

He also has a little tool, which measures the ­radiation in a room. If he thinks there is too much radiation from phones, a TV or anything else, these things have to go.

You only have to look around you, to see what a beautiful club he has ­created. When I signed for ­Fulham, he just said to me: ‘Martin, here are the keys, call me if you need anything’.

Jol himself relies the support of his two trusted lieutenants.

I’ve two guys, who I have been ­taking with me to every club the last few years. My fitness coach Michael Lindeman, and my brother, Cock.