The Cottagers currently occupy the division’s bottom spot after a woeful campaign in which they have shipped a staggering 73 goals – the largest number in the English top tier by some distance.
With a gap of five points having opened up between them and 17th placed West Brom, few are tipping the London club to avoid the drop, particularly as the Baggies possess a game in hand.
But Magath – Fulham’s third manager of the season – believes that four victories in their remaining fixtures will secure another season in the top flight:
“I think that four wins are enough to stay in the league and with six remaining we are able to do that.” He is quoted by the Daily Star.
Every team that you takeover during the season is very tough because you don’t know the players very well, you don’t know the club exactly and you have to work at once.
“And at once you need success.
“So it is always a tough thing to take-over a team, especially at the end of the season.”
Magath is likely to have big money January arrival Kostas Mitroglou to call on this weekend as his side gear up for a clash with Aston Villa.