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Murphy blasts Felix reign

Former Fulham captain Danny Murphy says all Felix Magath has to offer English football is a masterclass in how not to run a club.

Magath was replaced as Cottagers boss by Kit Symons last week following a disastrous seven-month spell in charge, during which they were relegated from the Premier League and then left rooted to the foot of the Championship with one point from seven games.

The 61-year-old has defended his reign saying: "I am convinced that English football has something to learn from German qualities." But Murphy hit back, saying: "All he has to offer is to show other people how not to do it."

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.

Murphy said: "I texted Brede to ask if it was true. Brede told me it was, and that the cheese had to be soaked in alcohol, and that he was told to phone his mother because it would help to speak to someone who loves him while the cheese is working!"