Oldham caretaker manager Scott Parker stated he became “devastated for the membership and the fans” after their relegation from the Premier League grow showed by using a 4-1 loss at Watford.
His face had to keep away from defeat to keep their faint hopes of survival alive.
It was 1-1 at 1/2-time, but they conceded 3 times after the wreck.
“We continually knew it changed into a hard ask,” said Parker. “But that 5 or 10-minute spell from 2-1 onwards was our season in a picture.”
He added: “The manner we misplaced the sport was maximum disappointing for me.”
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Ryan Babel had equalised after Abdoulaye Doucoure’s lovely opener for Watford, but 2nd-1/2 goals from Will Hughes, Troy Deeney and Kiko Femenia made it nine league defeats in a row for Fulham.
They were promoted to the Premier League after an excellent Championship marketing campaign and have been tipped via many to do well.
However, after spending greater than £100m last summertime, their season has been a vast sadness, with managers Slavisa Jokanovic and Claudio Ranieri each sacked.
Caretaker boss Parker has misplaced all five of his games in price with Fulham relegated with 5 league video games nonetheless to play.
“I am obviously bitterly disillusioned,” Parker stated. “I even have ideas [of where it went wrong] however it is now not the time to broadcast them.
“When a membership gets relegated from the Premier League, you know there are a few critical issues.”
In a declaration, Fulham chairman Shahid Khan apologised and sure fans of his “overall dedication” to the membership.
“Our outcomes during the last three months were as troubling for me and anybody related to our membership as I recognise they have been for you,” he said.
“Last night’s final results made legit what we didn’t suppose would be feasible in August and attempted desperately to remedy and avoid because the season wore on. For me, that makes these days the toughest day of all.
“I am sorry that we can help you down. Our purpose this season became to construct on what we completed in merchandising and deliver on our pledge to invest strictly inside the squad, ensuring that Fulham would usually compete inside the Premier League and, regardless of the result, by no means disappoint.
“That did not arise and, for that, we maintain ourselves accountable. We will mirror, plan thoroughly and reply for this reason.”
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They have been one of the quality footballing teams in the Championship, but this year, defensively, it’s been a shambles.
Signing 12 players would have been demoralising for the prevailing gamers. The squad wanted strengthening but no longer to that quantity.
They did no longer call a consecutive returned 4 within the first 10 games, and as a result, they have been everywhere in the area.
The gamers who were given them into the Premier League deserved a crack at it however they did now not get the chance.
They need to present the task to Scott Parker due to the fact he is aware of the core values of the club, he knows the Championship and the fanatics need him to get it.