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Chelsea keeper Schwarzer: Magath capable of Fulham miracle

Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer believes Felix Magath is capable of performing miracles for former club Fulham.

Schwarzer admits Martin Jol's sacking came as a surprise for him.

He was fired after a run of just three wins in 13 League games and Schwarzer told the London Evening Standard: "I was surprised he was sacked but I was surprised first and foremost when he was given the job, given the predicament they were in and the lack of experience he has of managing a football club.

"There is a very big difference between being a first-team coach and managing a football club. People underestimate how big a job that is.

"Some have said the decision to sack him was very harsh, others have said it was probably too long in the making. Only time will tell. Now they have a manager who has huge experience in Germany and tremendous success there. I know of him from my background playing in Germany [Kaiserslautern and Dynamo Dresden in the mid-nineties].

"He has got results wherever he has gone and more often than not he has made an immediate impact. He could be the right man this time. He knows how to get clubs out of trouble and is very strong willed. He has an opinion on how he wants to play, what he wants to do and how to run the club.

"If he has a bit of luck, he can perform a miracle for them."

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