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Carlton Cole on verge of being sacked by Indonesian side after failing to score a single goal

By Daily mail
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Carlton Cole

Carlton Cole could be sacked by Indonesian side Persib Bandung after his manager said 'he plays very badly' compared to other foreign players.

The former West Ham striker has failed to hit the back of the net since joining the club on a 10-month deal in March.

Manager Umuh Muchtar wants Cole out of his club.Muchtar said: 'He plays very badly compared to the other (foreign players) who have joined Persib. He had the worst performance.'

Cole has played down reports he has been let go by Persib Bandung and has hit back at his boss for trying to ostracise him from the club.

The 33-year-old insists he has not been given a fair chance and has put his failure to score down to not being backed by the manager.

'I am fit as a fiddle,' Cole said on talkSPORT. 'The manager didn't bring me here and he doesn't want me to play. That's what's going on.
'I have the full backing of the board. There's a war going on in the club that I am a part of.

'He wants to bring his own players in so he can get paid. There's a lot of things going on behind the scenes.

'I have started two games out of 16 because he has not wanted to play me.

'Me and Michael Essien are playing catch-up. There's no reserve league here. He's trying to point fingers because of his bad management.

'I don't like to leave unfinished business. I don't want to be in the middle. The fans have been unbelievable.

'It's very political, but I want to carry on here and progress with the team. I get the blame for everything.

'I am flabbergasted. The manager is trying to get me out. It's difficult because of one guy. I will resolve it.