Magath defends Fulham reign

The 61-year-old German was replaced by Kit Symons on Thursday with the Cottagers rooted to the foot of the Sky Bet Championship with just one point from their first seven games.

However Magath, who took over at Craven Cottage in February but could not prevent their relegation from the Premier League, told German news agency DPA: " I don't have a guilty conscience

"I don't want to sound arrogant, but I am convinced that English football has something to learn from German qualities

Sadly they're not that prepared to listen

I think I still have something to offer English football."

Magath's methods have come under fierce criticism from former players, notably ex-captain Brede Hangeland who was once told by the veteran boss to treat a leg injury by rubbing cheese onto the sore area

But the former Bayern Munich coach insisted: "I merely suggested it could be worth trying the old wives' tale of applying quark to the injured area

I would never tell a doctor what to do."

Symons' first game in charge of Fulham ended in a 1-0 home defeat by Blackburn

They face League One Doncaster in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday

Source : PA

Source: PA