More chaos at the Cottage as duo leave Fulham

Fulham have sacked Alan Curbishley and Ray Wilkins – although former head coach Rene Meulensteen remains contracted to the club, according to the Express.

The Cottagers replaced Meulensteen with former Bayern Munich boss Felix Magath on Friday, although it is understood the Dutchman was not fired.

Meulensteen – who had only taken over from Martin Jol 75 days earlier – was quick to make his displeasure known.

Curbishley and Wilkins have both been shown the door however, after being bought in by Meulensteen in December.

One man who is keen for clarity on the situation is on-loan Fulham midfielder Lewis Holtby.

Holtby worked under Magath in Germany at Schalke, and was loaned out twice by his new boss.

Magath has a reputation as a hard taskmaster, but Holtby insists he does not have any fear about the change of circumstances at the club.

“I don’t have any fear. From my point of view, it’s being hyped up right now,” Holtby said.

“I have grown as a player and my time under Magath is already five years away.

“We are both in Fulham to reach one goal and that is to stay up.

“Everything else that has happened is secondary.

“I have never trained as hard since. However, I profited from this very much at the beginning of my professional career.”


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