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Fulham's former boss defends his use of cheese to treat injuries

The former manager of Fulham FC, Felix Magath, has defended his spell in charge of the club and insisted he still has something to offer to English football.

Felix Magath has defended his time in charge of Fulham - including an unusual method of treating injuries Credit: Reuters

The 61-year-old German was replaced by Kit Symons on Thursday with the Cottagers rooted to the foot of the Sky Bet Championship with just one point from their first seven games.

Magath took over at Craven Cottage in February but could not prevent their relegation from the Premier League.

I don't have a guilty conscience.

I don't want to sound arrogant, but I am convinced that English football has something to learn from German qualities. Sadly they're not that prepared to listen. I think I still have something to offer English football.

– Felix Magath, speaking to German news agency DPA

Magath's methods have come under fierce criticism from former players, notably ex-captain Brede Hangeland who was once told by the veteran boss to treat a leg injury by rubbing cheese onto the sore area.

But the former Bayern Munich coach insisted: "I merely suggested it could be worth trying the old wives' tale of applying quark to the injured area. I would never tell a doctor what to do."

Symons' first game in charge of Fulham ended in a 1-0 home defeat by Blackburn. They face League One Doncaster in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday.


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The player has extended his contract at Fulham Credit: Fulham FC

Fulham has confirmed that Alexander Ka?anikli? has signed a contract extension which sees him committed to the club untilJune 2016.

The Sweden international winger has now moved to FC Copenhagen on a season-long loan deal.

Kacaniklic has made 29 appearances for the Whites in all competitions, and everyone at the Club has wished him the best of luck in Denmark.

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Matt Smith - could he be heading south for the winter? Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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Fulham confident ahead of Cardiff clash

Fulham Manager Felix Magath has revealed the Brentford victory has put the players in a confident frame of mind heading into the Cardiff clash.

Mohamed Al Fayed has also hit back at the Fulham manager after he blamed the club's former owner for their recent demise.

The Cottagers were relegated from the Premier League in May after 13 seasons.

He accused Al Fayed of "not spending money", despite injecting around £200 million into the club over 16 years.

Fulham sold the best players and brought in average players. You cannot go on doing that for a long time.

– Felix Magath, Fulham Manager

Al Fayed has described suggestions he is to blame as "absurd."

Al Fayed says Felix Magath is an odd man. Credit: PA


Road closed due to fire at terraced homes in Fulham

Parsons Green Lane in Fulham is closed to both traffic and pedestrians due to a fire at the junction with Novello Street.

The Parsons Green Tube station is also believed to be affected.

Firefighters tackle blaze at house in Fulham

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