Meulensteen has 'no worries' on Fulham future despite FA Cup exit

The Cottagers manager is adamant that he still enjoys owner Shahid Khan's backing after his side were knocked out in their fourth-round replay by League One's Sheffield United
Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen insists that he has "no worries" about his future at the club after they were dumped out of the FA Cup by Sheffield United.

Shaun Miller's goal in the last minute of extra time on Tuesday extended the Cottagers' winless streak in all competitions to five matches as they crashed out in their fourth-round replay.

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Meulensteen only replaced Martin Jol on December 1 but, with results going poorly, reports have suggested that technical director Alan Curbishley could be summoned to take charge at the Dutchman's expense but the 49-year-old is adamant that owner Shahid Khan supports him for now.

"[Khan's support] will only last until that is gone," Meulensteen told the press after the game, "so, until that time, I just keep doing my job as best as I can.

"I have no worries in that respect at all."

Fulham last tasted success on January 14 with a 3-0 triumph over Norwich City in the FA Cup third round and Meulensteen implored his players not to lose faith.

"The most important thing is that we don't lose the togetherness because that's the only way we're going to get out of this mess," he declared.

"If you start falling apart within then you have an even bigger problem. That's what cannot happen."