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Fulham owner Shahid Khan discusses the model he has implemented to keep things running at the club

The Fulham owner bought the club in 2013 and has been discussing how he runs the club in order to make sure it operates at its optimal level

Shahid Khan believes giving people the resources to achieve and then hold them accountable for their choices is the best way for Fulham to operate.

Mr Khan took over the club from Mohamed Al Fayed in 2013 and is implemented a variety of new ideas into the running of the club, including making son, Tony, as vice chairman and director of football operations and using a stats based model to find new players for the club.

He also employed Slavisa Jokanovic in December 2015, who first ensured Championship safety before guiding the side to the Play-offs the season after, before the side lost to Reading in the semi-finals.

Speaking to TalkSport, Mr Khan said: "I have a day job, so almost 30k full time employees, and also this is a responsibility to a football club so my model I have evolved to is to give people the resources, empower them and hold them accountable.

"If I thought I could do a better job which formation to play or who to start, then I should be the coach, so I don't think I'd be helping doing that.

"It's really the fundamentals, the investments - we're basically planting the seeds and hopefully watching them grow."

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