Felix Magath has issued a statement insisting he would have turned things around at Fulham following a poor start to the new season, had he been given the chance.
Fulham were relegated from the Premier League last season, and chairman Shahid Khan was hoping the German would be the man to lead them back at the first attempt.
However, following a dreadful start to the campaign, which has seen Fulham lose six and draw one of their opening seven games, Khan has decided to take action.
“I am disappointed and surprised, because I am sure that I would have stopped the downfall of the club with drastic changes in the squad to a young team, although the first results of the season have not shown this,” Magath said.
He later took twitter to thank the fans and wish the club the best for the future.
“I want to thank all those amazing #FFC fans for their tremendous support during the last months. I’m very sorry our work didn’t lead to better results,” he said.
“I enjoyed every single day to work for this club & want to wish @FulhamFC all the best.”
Under-21 coach Kit Symons has been handed the job on a caretaker basis while Khan begins the search for a new manager, and he will be in charge for the game against Blackburn at Craven Cottage.
Magath leaves Fulham rooted to the foot of Championship and priced at 65.00 to go on and win the title.