Championship: Former Fulham owner Mohamed Al Fayed hits back at Felix Magath
Last Updated: 30/08/14 10:30am
Mohamed Al Fayed has hit back at Felix Magath after he claimed the former Fulham owner is to blame for the club's recent demise.
The Cottagers were relegated last season after Magath took over and have failed to register a single point in the Sky Bet Championship so far this season.
Magath recently attributed a lot of the club’s current struggles to a failure by Al Fayed to invest when he was the owner.
Al Fayed did not hold back in responding to that criticism by blasting the job Magath has done since taking over at Craven Cottage.
What's strange is that after losing Fulham's first four games of the Championship season, he (Magath) has got time to criticise me - someone he has never met - instead of devoting every waking second to putting right his own glaring mistakes.
Mohamed Al Fayed
"What an odd man Felix Magath is,” he said, speaking to the Evening Standard.
“I am not talking about the way he jumps around in the technical area when things go wrong on the pitch and then appeals to the dugout as if the physio and team doctor had caused it.
"No, what's strange is that after losing Fulham's first four games of the Championship season, he has got time to criticise me - someone he has never met - instead of devoting every waking second to putting right his own glaring mistakes.
"There is nothing dishonourable about failure, if you face up to it. Mr Magath isn't the first foreign coach to find the English game hard. What is wrong, and frankly un-English, is to blame someone else instead of taking responsibility for your own actions.
“Mr Magath was brought in to stave off relegation from the Premier League but instead presided over a meek surrender.”