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Felix Magath factfile

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Felix Magath factfile

1. He was nicknamed "Saddam" by his players.

2. He reportedly emptied his players' water bottles while they were being made to run through the woods.

3. He fined players who made an "unnecessary backpass" ?1,000.

4. He knew Germany would lose to Italy in Euro 2012 because the Italian players sang their national anthem louder.

5. Bachirou Salou called him "the last dictator in Europe."

6.Once Magath asked a player to come to his dressing-room. Player came. Sat with him 10 mins. Not a word said. Magath then said You can go

1953: Born July 26 in Aschaffenburg, West Germany.

1972: Begins playing career with local club Viktoria Aschaffenburg, later moving to second division side FC Saarbrucken.

1976: Transfers to Hamburg, where he spends the rest of his playing career.

1977: Makes international debut for West Germany. Goes on to score three goals in 43 games.

1980: Is part of the Germany squad that wins the European Championship.

1983: Scores the only goal as Hamburg beat Juventus to win the European Cup final.

1986: Retires from playing following an injury and becomes general manager at Hamburg, before going on to take a similar role at a number of other clubs.

1995: Is named Hamburg manager having been assistant under previous boss Benno Mohlmann.

1997: Sacked as Hamburg boss and goes on to have short stints at the helm of Nurnberg, Werder Bremen and Eintracht Frankfurt.

2001: Takes over at Stuttgart.

2003: Leads Stuttgart to second place in the Bundesliga.

2004: Becomes Bayern Munich boss.

2005: Leads Bayern to a domestic league and cup double, a feat he goes on to repeat the following season.

2007: January - Sacked as Bayern manager with club fourth in the Bundesliga.

June - Becomes Wolfsburg manager.

2009: Leads Wolfsburg to their first and, to date, only Bundesliga title - then moves to Schalke at the end of the season.

2010: Schalke finish as runners-up in Magath's first season, but he is sacked midway through the following season with the team in poor form.

2011: March - Returns to Wolfsburg just 24 hours after leaving Schalke, but cannot recreate his earlier success and leaves in October 2012.

2014: February 14 - Named manager of Fulham.

Source Ryan Rosenblatt SBNation/Sporting Life
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