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From Atkinson to Magath: 15 Years of Desperate Late-Season Appointments

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From Atkinson to Magath: 15 Years of Desperate Late-Season Appointments
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Last week Fulham made the swift and decisive move to bring in Felix Magath as the club's new manager, hoping the German's experience of managing at the likes of Bayern Munich and Schalke would be enough to steer the Cottagers to Premier League survival.

Magath has just 12 games to work his magic, telling the Guardian that he is targeting six wins in that period. He also noted:

The most important thing for me is to begin to work as fast as we can. 

We have to work, to stay together and fight against relegation. That is all [we have to do] in the next few weeks. I have worked with some clubs who were on the bottom and I was never relegated. I am sure we will avoid relegation.

I don't care about the past and I have no influence in the past. I have seen where we are in the table and I have to see where it can be improved. I don't care about other managers, I have my way of playing.

Magath is not the first manager in Premier League history to brought in to save a seemingly sinking ship. Here, we take a look at others who have taken on a similar challenge...

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