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Fulham boss Magath admits Meulensteen goner two games before axe

Fulham boss Felix Magath has revealed Rene Meulensteen was a goner with two games of his Cottagers career still to run.

Magath admitted he was approached for the manager's job on the same weekend as Meulensteen pulled off a shock 2-2 Premier League draw at Manchester United.

"It was the weekend before last that Mackintosh first told me.

"He called me and then said on Tuesday the owner is in London and we are able to meet and talk with them.

"We spoke four hours in the afternoon and I was very delighted. It was a good conversation and I got a good impression. I crossed my fingers it would develop.

"I went back to Germany and on Thursday they called me. They said, 'Could I come to England on Friday?' so I was sure that the club wanted me and I would have the job here."

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