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Magath ready for challenge

New Fulham boss Felix Magath believes he is familiar enough with English football to succeed in his new position.

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Felix Magath: New Fulham boss is confident he can succeed at Craven Cottage

Felix Magath: New Fulham boss is confident he can succeed at Craven Cottage

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The 60-year-old brings a wealth of experience to a first coaching role in England, winning the European Cup as a player at Hamburg and also reaching two World Cup finals with the German national team.

Magath won three Bundesliga titles while in charge of Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg, and he is preparing himself for a different challenge at Craven Cottage.

And while Magath's knowledge of the Premier League is restricted to television coverage, he will call on his experience of coaching teams against Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea as he attempts to save Fulham from relegation.

"Sure it is a little bit better if you know all of the players in the league, but over the last year, I have seen many games from England when I was at home," said Magath.

"I have played against English clubs and also the national team, for clubs I have managed against English teams, Arsenal, Chelsea or Manchester.

"I don't know as much about the players as you, but I think I know enough from England, the Premier League and from football."

Meanwhile, Magath has denied former Wolves boss Mark McGhee, who played alongside the German at Hamburg, is lined up to join the support team at Craven Cottage.

"There is no plan to bring in anybody else - at the moment I am not thinking about that," Magath added.

"I know Mark very well, not only from when we played together, and I also visited him when he was manager at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

"So I know him, he is a friend of mine, but at the moment I only focus on the next game. I don't think about the next season or who can join me, because I am only focused on winning games."

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