Danny Murphy blasts Fulham hierarchy: ‘They don’t know what they’re doing’

first_img REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 4 4 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS BEST OF REVEALED Murphy made 200 appearances for Fulham Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Fulham hold the league’s worst defensive record by some distance, conceding 25 goals in their opening nine games.The Whites were praised for their attractive brand of football in the Championship last season and manager Slavisa Jokanovic continues to persist with his team’s expansive approach.But Murphy argues these tactics are ‘insane’ and urges Fulham to tighten up defensively.“He’s playing the same way he did in the Championship: open, expansive, going after teams,” Murphy added. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won “What Jokanovic has done needs reiterating,” he said.“On a limited budget, he got out of the Championship by playing superb football and by organising a team to win games the right way and the fans loved it.“We can’t dismiss that just because they’re having a bad time in the early stages of the Premier League, then jump on him and say he should go, because I don’t think he should.” no dice Fulham slumped to defeat at Cardiff on Saturday Jokanovic refuses to alter his philosophy Danny Murphy has blasted Fulham’s hierarchy, claiming the people in charge of recruitment have no idea what they’re doing.The Whites, who spent nearly £100m during the summer transfer window, slipped into the Premier League’s bottom three over the weekend after a humbling 4-2 defeat to fellow strugglers Cardiff. Fulham signed 12 new players after earning promotion to the top flight, including Andre Schurrle, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Jean Michael Seri.Murphy questions the quality of his former club’s summer additions, arguing they failed to acquire vital Premier League experience.“Their recruitment needs a big, big question mark over it,” Murphy told talkSPORT.“Recruitment is everything. You can get good players from abroad, but don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Who’s doing the recruitment? Think about what you need. “Defensively, they’re all over the place and unfortunately, in the Premier League, you’re looking at top quality forwards. Every team has got someone who can hurt you.“They’ve got to be more pragmatic and choose the games where they become expansive.“The definition of insanity is: you keep repeating the same behaviour and expect a different result. It is insanity to keep playing that way.”Reports on Monday suggest Jokanovic has just two games to save his job, and despite his criticism, Murphy stresses how well the Serb has done at Fulham. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade huge blow MONEY RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 4 ADVICE Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 4 Andre Anguissa and Jean Michael Seri were both signed from Ligue 1 “That Fulham squad that came up last year – hardly any of their players ever played in the Premier League. So what’s your first thing, as a layman? Get some Premier League experience to help these lads.“They put people in charge of recruitment who don’t know. I see some of the players on the pitch and I think, honestly, who is watching these players? What criteria is being used? They can’t be over a certain age because they’ve got to have ‘sell-on’, what a load of nonsense, because you make money from players keeping the club in the Premier League.“£100m has not been well spent.”last_img

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