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Meulensteen sacked, Magath apponted

RIP Fulham
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And we used to think that Al Fayed was ruthless.
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Think Fulham definitely getting relegated. Their 3rd manager this season. Can't keep on sacking managers tbh.

Now 8 managers to be sacked this season in PL.
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"While in charge of Wolfsburg during a training camp in July 2008 in Switzerland Magath declared after a team lunch that training would be canceled for the day. Instead the players would be rewarded with coffee and cake at a nearby location with the provision that the players retain their training attire just in case. As the players prepared to board the gondola that took them up the mountain to the coffee house their delight was soon replaced with horror as Magath told them they would get there by running the full 2362 meters. They ran for two and a half hours straight up the hill with Magath running right behind the team. Their star striker Grafite collapsed before the end and had to be carried down the valley on a stretcher while other players broke down in tears as they reached the summit where they were finally able to enjoy their coffee and cake."

He sounds absolutely mental.
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Great. Now he can stand in at Man Utd for a bit lol.
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Pretty crazy. Sacking two managers in one season is brutal. They will go down regardless of who the manager is. Too many old players that are living off of old hype.
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I'm not a Fulham fan but that's actually a complete joke. Just as he appeared to be pulling the team together over the past 2 games. PL is a bit of a farce this year with all the manager sackings.
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(Original post by sr90)
"While in charge of Wolfsburg during a training camp in July 2008 in Switzerland Magath declared after a team lunch that training would be canceled for the day. Instead the players would be rewarded with coffee and cake at a nearby location with the provision that the players retain their training attire just in case. As the players prepared to board the gondola that took them up the mountain to the coffee house their delight was soon replaced with horror as Magath told them they would get there by running the full 2362 meters. They ran for two and a half hours straight up the hill with Magath running right behind the team. Their star striker Grafite collapsed before the end and had to be carried down the valley on a stretcher while other players broke down in tears as they reached the summit where they were finally able to enjoy their coffee and cake."

He sounds absolutely mental.
Oh my lard haha. Thought they would reach the summit when there was nothing actually there. Now that would be cruel.


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He was always going to be useless.
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(Original post by sr90)
"While in charge of Wolfsburg during a training camp in July 2008 in Switzerland Magath declared after a team lunch that training would be canceled for the day. Instead the players would be rewarded with coffee and cake at a nearby location with the provision that the players retain their training attire just in case. As the players prepared to board the gondola that took them up the mountain to the coffee house their delight was soon replaced with horror as Magath told them they would get there by running the full 2362 meters. They ran for two and a half hours straight up the hill with Magath running right behind the team. Their star striker Grafite collapsed before the end and had to be carried down the valley on a stretcher while other players broke down in tears as they reached the summit where they were finally able to enjoy their coffee and cake."

He sounds absolutely mental.
What a legend!

This guy is going to be hilarious
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Not a surprise tbh. He got abit too confident that he'd do well as number one having experienced success at United and I don't think he fully adjusted to that transition. He's a fantastic coach but management is a different world. He showed his inexperience in media interviews (talking about Morrison) and despite the result at Old Trafford and at home to Villa, just never got them going.

If he wants to work as number one, maybe go to the Championship and re-build abit away from the limelight.
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(Original post by little_tom)
Meulensteen sacked, Magath apponted

RIP Fulham
I like fulham and to be honest with you i fear the worst for them
munelsteen was a great man; took on all fergie experience
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Reliably informed that Meulensteen hasn't been sacked. Still 'head coach'. But Magath '1st team manager'. Hence no mention in FFC statement

Naturally, FFC expect that severance package will be agreed with Meulensteen but for now he is 100% still under contract with club ...
https://twitter.com/SamWallaceIndy/s...34423946104832
https://twitter.com/SamWallaceIndy/s...34685809086465

So he hasn't been sacked, yet
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(Original post by sr90)
"While in charge of Wolfsburg during a training camp in July 2008 in Switzerland Magath declared after a team lunch that training would be canceled for the day. Instead the players would be rewarded with coffee and cake at a nearby location with the provision that the players retain their training attire just in case. As the players prepared to board the gondola that took them up the mountain to the coffee house their delight was soon replaced with horror as Magath told them they would get there by running the full 2362 meters. They ran for two and a half hours straight up the hill with Magath running right behind the team. Their star striker Grafite collapsed before the end and had to be carried down the valley on a stretcher while other players broke down in tears as they reached the summit where they were finally able to enjoy their coffee and cake."

He sounds absolutely mental.
It worked though! They won the league that season. And it can't have been that hard if a guy in his 50s could do it with them.
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I think Al Fayed knew exactly what he was doing getting out when he did. Their squad has been in decline for a long time now and this season feels sort of inevitable, really.

Hope Meulensteen get another shot somewhere decent anyway. Thought he came across pretty well and from what I heard may have been starting to turn things around. Terrible job for him to have taken in hindsight.
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It's ruthless but you can't argue that they've actually gone and made a really good appointment. Dunno if it will be enough to keep them up though
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Meulensteen was no better than Jol.

It actually is a good move. He's on an 18 month contract. If they get relegated I'm sure a manager of that quality will be able to bring them back up within a season. Imo, Fulham are probably entertaining this possibility.
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There was still no point in sacking him. The window just closed and he hasn't had a chance to use the players he bought. They should have signed Magath after canning Jol.

I hope that they finish last.
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Pretty crazy. Sacking two managers in one season is brutal. They will go down regardless of who the manager is. Too many old players that are living off of old hype.
Hi there! Zamperini (Palermo chairman) wants a word, he changed manager 5 times last season, both Gasperini and Sannino (who is in charge now) were sacked twice. Massimo Cellino, who looks set to take over Leeds is also notorious for this kind of thing, although he seems to have calmed down recently, or maybe he was just distracted by his war with local government...

Agree with the second part though, Fulham were always going to struggle when relying on players like Duff, Riise, Parker and Sidwell (amongst others) who are all well past their best, which for some of them wasn't exactly brilliant in the first place.
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(Original post by mojojojo101)
Hi there! Zamperini (Palermo chairman) wants a word, he changed manager 5 times last season, both Gasperini and Sannino (who is in charge now) were sacked twice. Massimo Cellino, who looks set to take over Leeds is also notorious for this kind of thing, although he seems to have calmed down recently, or maybe he was just distracted by his war with local government...

Agree with the second part though, Fulham were always going to struggle when relying on players like Duff, Riise, Parker and Sidwell (amongst others) who are all well past their best, which for some of them wasn't exactly brilliant in the first place.
I have no idea how I haven't heard of that chairman. Sacking 5 managers in a season is ridiculous. He is either insane or making very bad recruitment decisions.

That's the main problem. I look at their first team and they're all old players that are coming to the end. They're well known and people assume that they'd be able to put some results together. It just hasn't been the case. I don't think any of them were amazing. Apart from Berbatov and Duff. The rest were all second rate players.
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