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Fulham appoint Magath

14 February 2014 20:03

Fulham have confirmed the appointment of Felix Magath as first-team manager on an 18-month contract.

Magath, who won three Bundesliga titles while managing Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg, joins the Premier League club with immediate effect as owner Shahid Khan looks to turn their fortunes around.

Fulham are bottom of the top flight having not won a league fixture since New Year's Day, leading to Rene Meulensteen being dismissed just over two months after being appointed head coach.

"I am very happy to welcome Felix Magath to Fulham Football Club," Khan said in a statement released on Fulham’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."

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