Den fit and proper-testen bør snart erstattes med noe bedre. Khan har ikke akkurat satt et positivt preg på den tidligere PL-klubben ... Og nå dette:
An American statistics obsessive who persuaded Fulham’s owner to let him dictate transfer policy accused the club of racism and physical threats in an extraordinary Twitter attack after he was sacked last week, the Mail on Sunday can reveal.
Craig Kline had come to wield huge influence through his close friendship with owner Shahid Khan’s son Tony, who is director of football operations. He blocked low budget deals to sign players such as Aaron Mooy, who has become a big Premier League success at Huddersfield Town, and Glenn Murray, shortlisted for the top flight’s player of the month award, because they did not score highly enough on his analytics charts.
... matters came to a head last weekend, when Kline reacted furiously after manager Slavisa Jokanovic sent a number of Kline’s ‘data’ players - including Marcelo Djalo, Michael Madl, Yohan Mollo and Jordan Graham - to the Under-23s to get game time. He had not been picking them.
Sources suggest that Kline discovered this, told Under-23 manager Peter Grant that they must not be selected and also issued instructions that no Under-16 academy player must train with Jokanovic’s first-team squad. It is also thought that Kline had demanded a place on the Fulham bench. ...
To the astonishment of Fulham executives, Kline called the Metropolitan Police after Shahid Khan reiterated to him on Monday that he was no longer wanted at the club.
Og så har vi denne lille godbiten.
Det er i grunn skremmende hvordan FA tillater hvem som helst å skalte og valte med engelske klubber.