Thursday September 18th, 2014

Fulham FC has fired manager Felix Magath, the club announced Thursday

Chairman Shahid Khan named Kit Symons, who coaches Fulham's under-21 team, as caretaker manager of the club and said he will "personally and immediately lead a thorough search for the new First Team manager."

• Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer parts ways with club

Fulham, the club of 18-year-old recent U.S. men's national team call-up Emerson Hyndman, has six losses and one tie in seven English League Championship games this season.

"This is an unfortunate but necessary change," Khan said. "I am doing what I feel is right and needed for Fulham Football Club, for today as well as tomorrow. I thank our supporters for standing by us during these most difficult of times on the pitch, and promise better days ahead."

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After a 5-3 loss to Nottingham Forest on Wednesday, Magath told BBC radio that Fulham's season is "a catastrophe" that he had never seen in his career and asked for patience from fans.

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