Steve Sidwell reveals just how mad Felix Magath was at Fulham

Fulham fans may not remember Felix Magath all that fondly.

Magath got the Fulham gig in February 2014, but could do nothing to prevent the club’s relegation to the Championship, from which they’re yet to return.

Since his ill-fated stint in West London, Magath’s former players haven’t covered the veteran German coach in glory.

Brede Hangeland described Magath as “an awful human being” and talked about a rather peculiar remedy for a pretty common injury:

And another player who had the (dis)pleasure of playing under Magath at Fulham was Steve Sidwell.

Sidwell, who now plays at Brighton, recalls: “He said: “Right, you didn’t want to run around yesterday, we’re not going to run around today.” He blew the whistle and everyone stands still.

“It was a cold day, there was a couple of lads with gloves on – they were off straight away. There were leaves blowing across the pitch… You couldn’t make eye contact with anyone, you just had to stand there. I think we were there for about 40 minutes.”

During his time in London, Magath was the subject of perhaps the greatest photo ever taken of any manager in the history of football. This utter beauty:

What a character.

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