The last twelve games could feel like a marathon for Magath (©GettyImages)
The last twelve games could feel like a marathon for Magath (©GettyImages).

New Fulham boss defends regime

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New Fulham boss Felix Magath told reporters he has no concerns over his training methods, according to BBC Sport.

The former Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg coach has come under criticism since his appointment, with Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness branding him a "paranoid control freak."

"He goes well beyond the limits of physical challenges with players," said Hoeness. "He is pushing players to a ridiculous stage. Well over the edge."

But the 60-year-old has rubbished those claims, insisting that he will not change his tact purely because people are unhappy with his methods.

"Why should I change my training? I am the most successful club coach of Germany. I don't know. Can you explain? Until now everybody has loved my training."

He went onto joke "No-one has died." Reassuring news for the likes of Steve Sidwell and co. 

Magath is a three time Bundesliga winner, and comes to Fulham with the west London club four points from safety. Victory at West Brom tomorrow would be the perfect start for the German, who said his side need six victories from their final twelve games to avoid the drop.

In their 26 games so far, they have won...six. It could be a tough ask for the German, who could well face Shahid Khan's axe if he is not successful, as Martin Jol and Rene Meulensteen have already done earlier on this season. 

Fulham have been in the Premier League since 2001/02, and have in that time reached a Europa League final under Roy Hodgson, but those days look long ago now, as they lie at the foot of the table. for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here:

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