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Football: Fulham boss Magath fears relegation more than he fears losing his job

Published on May 1, 2014 11:11 PM
 
Fulham manager Felix Magath reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in London on April 19, 2014. Felix Magath is not fearing for his job even if Fulham's turbulent season ends in relegation from the English Premier League, the 60-year-old who has never experienced such a fate as a manager said on Thursday, May 1, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Felix Magath is not fearing for his job even if Fulham's turbulent season ends in relegation from the English Premier League, the 60-year-old who has never experienced such a fate as a manager said on Thursday.

Fulham are 19th in the 20-team league and probably need to win their last two matches against Stoke City and London rivals Crystal Palace to have a chance of ensuring their 13-season membership of the top flight does not come to an end.

At the very least they need one win from either of those two matches to give themselves any hope of staying up, after dropping two vital points last week in a 2-2 draw with FA Cup finalists Hull City at Craven Cottage.

Fulham seemed set for a vital win when leading 2-0 with 15 minutes to go, before Hull struck twice to make Fulham's survival task significantly tougher and leave Magath facing relegation for the first time as a coach.

 
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