Riise Claims Magath has destroyed club

Former Fulham defender John Arne Riise says that manager Felix Magath has completely destroyed the club in the last few months. Magath took over as the Fulham manager in the second half of last season, but he was unable to prevent the London club from losing their Premier League status after more than a decade. Despite the disappointment, there was huge expectation surrounding Craven Cottage that they would be able to return to the English top division in the first instance. This has not been the case, as Fulham have made such a poor start to the Championship that they are now in danger of relegation to League One.
Norwegian footballer John Arne Riise is well-known for his spells with the likes of Liverpool and Fulham. He left the London club in the summer to join APOEL, which will also see him return to Champions League football once again. He has spoken of the tough times faced by his former club at Fulham. Despite the poor run of results, Magath has constantly been blaming the players rather than changing the tactics or the system. Fulham are rock bottom of the Championship after having taken only one point from the six matches. Riise says that Magath has totally destroyed the philosophy of the club in just over six months.
"With his arrival, they've flushed everything [that club stands for] down the toilet. His methods are ancient. Spoke to a few players after the Derby match. Once they returned to London, Magath ordered a team meeting at 10.30pm. Then the next morning [normally day off/restitution], players were ordered to run for one hour, then another training session at 2.30pm. It's not the way to get the boys going. And training methods are terrible,” said Riise. Fulham were recently thrashed 3-0 by Reading on Saturday.