Lillestrom midfielder Bjorn Helge Riise has hit out at his former mentor Martin Jol, claiming that a large portion of the Fulham squad dislike the manager.
Bjorn Helge was brought to England by Roy Hodgson, making 16 appearances in his debut season, but his two successors at Craven Cottage – Mark Hughes and Jol – both deemed the Norwegian surplus to requirements and he was subsequently shipped out on loan before leaving on a free transfer last summer.
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"Martin Jol is disliked by most players and can act very arrogantly," Riise told Sunnmorsposten.
"He is OK with those he likes, but does not speak to those who are at odds with him. I am not surprised by this [falling out]."
Meanwhile, John Arne Riise's representative, who also happens to be both players' mother, has refused to give anything away about the former Liverpool player’s future.
"No comment, unfortunately. Right now there is nothing to report, but things can happen quickly," she said.