Posted March 25, 2014 04:10 pm

Khan has 'hope' Fulham can avoid relegation

ORLANDO – Shad Khan’s American football team – the Jaguars – won four times in 16 games last year.

Khan’s English football team – Fulham – has seven wins in 31 matches this year.

Fulham’s results are more concerning because it is in danger of being relegated from the English Premier League.

In his first year as Fulham’s owner, Khan has fired two managers but the wins haven’t arrived.

Fulham is four points out of the relegation zone and has only seven matches remaining. A win counts as three points.

“There is definitely hope,” Khan said earlier today at the NFL’s Annual Meeting. “Certainly, I’m optimistic.”

Fulham’s remaining schedule doesn’t feature any of the current top four EPL teams (Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal), but it isn’t easy, either.

Fulham plays Everton (currently sixth place in the EPL), Aston Villa (11th), Norwich City (13th), Tottenham (fifth), Hull City (12th), Stoke City (10th) and Crystal Palace (17th).

Khan said the NFL and EPL are “very different. How you think things through is very different. The Premier League is like fixing a plane while it’s flying. In the NFL, you can land the plane and fix it.”

Khan said Fulham will play a match July 26 at EverBank Field against an opponent to be determined.

Said Khan: “I think there is a great connection and a great amount of synergy,” between Fulham FC and Jacksonville.