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Fulham sack Rene Meulensteen; appoint Felix Magath as replacement

Amit
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5.32K   //    15 Feb 2014, 10:33 IST
Felix Magath has been appointed as the new manager of Fulham

Felix Magath has been appointed as the new manager of Fulham

Fulham football club have announced that they have appointed Felix Magath as their new head coach.

Magath replaces Dutch manager Rene Meulensteen after he failed to have a positive impact on Fulham’s fortunes who find themselves in the relegation zone.

Meulensteen lasted just over two months after replacing Martin Jol.

Chairman Shahid Khan stated,

“I am very happy to welcome Felix Magath to Fulham Football Club.  Felix is an accomplished manager with multiple honours in the Bundesliga and a hunger to replicate his success with Fulham in the Barclays Premier League. I’m especially impressed with the reputation Felix has for coming into clubs at difficult times, often late in the season, and lifting them to their potential and beyond. Felix knows that is precisely the task awaiting him at Fulham, and he made it abundantly clear that he wants and is ready for the opportunity.

“Our Club has shown promise in recent matches, but the fact is we have not won a league match since January 1. Given our form, we can no longer merely hope that our fortunes will finally turn. And with 12 matches remaining and at least four points separating us from safety, we certainly can no longer post empty results. Action was required.”

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