Fulham appoint Felix Magath as manager
Posted: 15 February 2014
English Premiership side Fulham have confirmed the appointment of Felix Magath as first team manager.
The German joins on an 18-month contract, replacing Dutchman Rene Meulensteen, who came in for Martin Jol early in the season.
“I am very happy to welcome Felix Magath to Fulham Football Club,” owner Shahid Khan told the club's official website. “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. [CEO] Alistair Mackintosh did a wonderful job during the January transfer window to improve our club.
“This week, Alistair recommended Felix, with his history of producing results for Clubs with similar challenges as ours, as the new manager of Fulham. Alistair’s recommendation received my complete approval and Felix has my unequivocal support.”
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