Last night was a sad, sad day for Fulham Football Club as the Cottagers’ 4-1 loss at Craven Cottage saw their inevitable relegation back to the Championship confirmed. As relegation was confirmed, Shahid Kahn had a message for the fans on the Fulham website, although his words were met with fans calling for Tony Khan’s exit.
A message to the #FFC fans, from our Chairman Shahid Khan.
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) April 3, 2019
The Craven Cottage faithful are all big fans of Shahid Kahn. The way that he’s running the club is admirable as he’s shown a real commitment to redeveloping the stadium’s Riverside stand and trying to show long-termism with his work at Fulham FC. However, the one thing the fans have criticised him for is the way he blindly overlooks the poor job his son, Tony Khan, is doing as a director of football.
The fans cannot believe that they’ve got someone with no prior experience in football come into such an important role purely because his dad owns the club. Whilst there have been some brilliant players that Khan has brought in, namely Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ryan Babel, the fans want him out and believe that had the managers they employ been allowed to bring in their own signings then they wouldn’t be in this mess in the first place.
You can read the Cottagers’ calls for Tony Khan’s exit here:
I'm not sure anyone doubts Khan Snr's commitment to investing in the club, but it's worrying that such a successful businessman allows a member of his staff to get it so spectacularly wrong and remain in role, simply because he is his son.
— Steve Leahy (@Steve_Leahy_69) April 3, 2019
please remove your son from his role
— Soul.Crew (@SoulCrewMusic) April 3, 2019
— rowan (@rowan_ffc) April 3, 2019
Mr Kahn noone is worried about your commitment to our club. What worries is is the general sub standard job your Son is doing with recruitment. Time to let him concentrate on wrestling full time and to restructure how we recruit as it's been poor
— Ash Fisher-Woolford (@AshWWoolford) April 3, 2019
Unless it reads Tony’s been sacked I’m not interested
— Joe O'Brien (@Joe_obrienffc) April 3, 2019
Fair play to Shahid, the biggest fear for Fulham in my opinion is Shahid walking away which isn’t going to happen. Changes have to be made behind the scenes as well as a new recruitment structure in order to try & help us rebuild for a swift return
— Luca viscogliosi (@lucav07) April 3, 2019
We actually have a good owner, I just wish he’d let our managers make signings, not his son
— Freddie (@freddie_ffc) 3 April 2019
Changes are needed from top to bottom.
— Tracy Lewington (@LEWT1967) April 3, 2019
The Cottagers all seem to be in agreement that if they’re to move forward as a club, they need to rid themselves of Tony Khan as soon as possible.