Magath Will Remain Manager
Fulham have confirmed that the German Felix Magath will remain as the manager of the club next season as well. Magath was unable to prevent the club from getting relegated into the championship. He was appointed with 12 matches remaining in the season. However, the late flurry from Fulham with a couple of victories were not enough to see them get out of the relegation trouble at the last moment. Magath was the third manager of the season, as Fulham struggled to cope with the inexperience of its new owner.
The 60-year-old German has been given the task of getting the club back to the Premier league in the first instance. Due to the presence of a large number of older place within the squad as a major restructure plans are set to be used in the summer. Players who are out of contract will be allowed to leave. Magath came to the club on an 18 month contract and he has only 12 months left on his deal. One of the reasons for not sacking the German could have been the need for stability, while the payoff could also have been significantly higher.
Fulham will be receiving parachute payments for the next two years, which will be a major help towards facing the running costs.
"Felix will manage the club next season. There has never been any ambiguity over his future from our perspective. He wants to bring us back to the Premier League," said the club in an official statement. "I was appointed by Mr Shahid Khan realising that there was a distinct possibility that we would not survive. I was not only brought in until the end of the season with the primary target of keeping Fulham in the Premier League, but to build a team that can compete in the top flight,” said the manager.