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Football: Fulham confirm Meulensteen exit

Published on Feb 19, 2014 6:38 AM
 
Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen reacts ahead of their English Premier League soccer match against Aston Villa at Craven Cottage in London, on Dec 8, 2013. Premier League strugglers Fulham bowed to the inevitable on Tuesday by confirming the departure of former manager Rene Meulensteen. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Premier League strugglers Fulham bowed to the inevitable on Tuesday by confirming the departure of former manager Rene Meulensteen.

The west London club took dramatic action on Friday in a bid to preserve their top-flight status by bringing in Felix Magath as their new manager with just 12 games of the season left.

However, at the time Fulham made no mention of Meulensteen's fate or that of assistant manager Ray Wilkins and technical director Alan Curbishley.

But a Fulham statement issued on Tuesday confirmed the trio had all left Craven Cottage as Magath brought in his own backroom staff.

 
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