Martin Jol says that his mission as Fulham manager is to take the London club in the Premier League’s top six.
The Dutchman admits that his immediate priority is keeping the Whites in the top flight, but says he has a longer term project to take Fulham to the next level in the Premier League. Fulham have finished in the top half three times during their ten-year stay in the top flight but, despite establishing themselves at English football’s top table, have been frequently in mid-table or fighting against the drop.
Speaking to Talksport after the win over Arsenal, Jol outlined his vision:
Every club’s ambition is to stay in the Premier League and so you need 40 points. I think last year was the same and then you get a few games and a good run and then you could end up in the top eight but I feel for the future my mission is to get Fulham in the top six. That’s maybe a bit far-fetched but I feel that it’s not about money if look at players like Dembele, Frei and even on the bench Gecov, Kasami and players like Duff. I think we will become a very good club.