Friday, 29 August 2014
Felix Magath Calls John Arne Risse And Hangeland Failures
Earlier this week, former Fulham players John Arne Riise and Brede Hangeland launched a scathing attack on Felix Magath, who after seeing Fulham to relegation, has now ‘guided’ the Cottagers to the bottom of the Championship, 4 defeats from 4 games.
Riise said: "With his arrival, they’ve flushed everything [that club stands for] down the toilet. His methods are ancient."
"All football sessions are 11 v 11, working on tactics, interrupted every five minutes. It’s a shame, but I fear for Fulham."
"Responsibility lies with Magath and the guys upstairs [directors]. They knew exactly what they were getting with this guy."
"I really like Fulham. It’s a real family club with a great stadium, but with Magath everything gets flushed down the toilet."
At his press conference today, Magath hit back, reminding the press that Fulham were bottom of the league when he took over, with Riise and Hageland core first team players.
Magath got a bit feisty, and asked the journalist: "Why do you always ask players with no success about me?"
"Why do Norway never qualify for tournaments? I don’t know, it must be bad management, because they have good players."
"You know Raul? Go ask Raul about me. Or Rakitic, at Barcelona – two successful players, ask them about me (and you’ll get a different opinion).!"