Sport Fulham manager Felix Magath

The German was axed amid bad results and even more terrible stories

Pepe Mel makes a gesture from the touchline on Saturday during West Brom's 3-0 defeat by Manchester United

Five things we learnt from the Premier League this weekend: The writing is on the wall for Pepe Mel; 40 points is not needed for survival; Chris Hughton makes a little go a very long way; Life is not a beach for Mauricio Pochettino; Honesty is the best policy for Felix Magath

The writing is on the wall for Pepe Mel

When, after a 3-0 defeat, a manager says he does not know whether he will be in charge next week, it is usually an invitation for the owner to write him a large severance cheque.

Gary Medel v Steve Sidwell: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Cardiff City and Fulham

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' midfielders ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at the Cardiff City Stadium

Felix Magath manager of Fulham during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Fulham at the Hawthorns

Cardiff v Fulham: Felix Magath looks to pile pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team

The match has been billed as a 'must-win' for both teams

Cardiff manager insists the situation between Cardiff and Malky Mackay is not his concern
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Damien Duff ruled out of Fulham relegation battle with injury

The former Chelsea and Newcastle player has probably played his last game for the club

Felix Magath manager of Fulham during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Fulham at the Hawthorns

Fulham manager Felix Magath 'convinced' club will avoid relegation

Team has 'developed' in the last 14 days says the German coach

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 6 March 2014

Late Sturridge goal punishes Denmark

Solskjaer has a chance to turn things around this weekend

Fulham game is biggest of the season, says Cardiff defender Ben Turner

The Premier League's two bottom clubs meet in Wales on Saturday

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 4 March 2014

Lallana: Shaw can be as good as Bale

Luis Suarez celebrates his goal with his Liverpool team-mates during the 3-0 victory over Southampton

Seven things we learnt from this weekend's Premier League

Spurs need Soldado to deliver again; Everton now the kings of ‘Fergie time’; Arsene Wenger hates seeing Mark Hughes in the home dug-out; Felix Magath’s ‘instant impact’ falls rather flat

Andre Schurrle celebrates scoring his third goal for Chelsea in their victory over Fulham

Andre Schurrle is 'not a striker' says Jose Mourinho, despite hat-trick for Chelsea against Fulham

German scored a hat-trick in Chelsea's 3-1 victory over Fulham on Saturday

Kieran Richardson competes for the ball from the Fulham midfield
The most Fulham fans have seen of Kostas Mitroglou at Craven Cottage was him being paraded on the pitch

Signed for £12m, Fulham striker Kostas Mitroglou won't even be in the squad to face Chelsea this weekend due to lack of fitness

Felix Magath hopeful the Greek hitman will be available for the match against Cardiff

Ray Wilkins (right) and Alan Curbishley lasted less than two months at Fulham

Alan Curbishley reveals disappointment at Fulham axe, but 'respects' decision of Felix Magath

The former West Ham manager was only appointed over Christmas

West Bromwich Albion's French striker Nicolas Anelka gestures as he celebrates scoring their second goal against West Ham United

West Brom v Fulham: Baggies prepare for life without Nicolas Anelka who faces 'quenelle' hearing

The French striker will not be fit enough for Saturday's match against Fulham

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