McBride, Owen & more: Twitter reacts after Fulham sack Martin Jol

Brian McBride and Michael Owen both tweet their thoughts after Fulham sack Martin Jol on Sunday afternoon

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Martin Jol's men are in 10th place in the Premier League table Photo: Back Page Images

Martin Jol has been sacked as Fulham manager and the Cottagers have appointed Rene Meulensteen to take charge of first-team duties.

The west London side had lost their last five Premier League games, including an emphatic 3-0 loss to West Ham United at Upton Park on Saturday.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the ex-professionals to Jol’s dismissal.

Ex-Middlesbrough midfielder Gaizka Mendieta (‏@GaizkaMendieta6) breaks the news to Twitter: “Martin Jol has been sacked & @FulhamFC chairman, Shahid Khan, announced that Rene Meulensteen will run first team duties.”

England legend Gary Lineker (‏@GaryLineker) reckons Jol was well-braced for the chop: “Fulham have sacked Martin Jol. I get the impression from his recent comments that he won’t be heartbroken.”

Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen ‏(@themichaelowen) warns his old coach that managing is different to coaching: “Good luck to Rene Muelensteen who takes over from Martin Jol. He is a top coach but managing is a different kettle of fish.2

Former Uefa journalist Pedro Pinto ‏(@pedropintotv) isn’t overly surprised: “Martin Jol has been sacked as manager of Fulham. Not surprised. Besides bad results, I know players struggled to work with him.”

Ex-Cottagers striker Brian McBride ‏(@BMcBride20) hopes it can trigger a Saints revival: “Seems everyone knew it was time for a new energy at Fulham. http://bit.ly/1c59exX I’m hopeful we an push up the table now.

It prompts his ESPN colleague Warren Barton (‏@warrenbarton2) to ask if he wants the job: “@BMcBride20: Seems everyone knew it was time for a new energy at Fulham. http://bit.ly/1c59exX .. Are you going for the job?? My friend!

To which McBride ‏(@BMcBride20) replies: “@warrenbarton2 I’d always be more than willing to help Fulham in any way. But your not getting rid of me yet.”

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