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Renee Meulensteen has been sacked, Felix Magath to the rescue?

Renee Meulensteen has been sacked. Felix Magath is the new manager. I have to admit I didn't see this one coming. I suppose that if you were going to make a change, now would be the time with eight days until the next fixture. But I'm still shocked.

Joern Pollex

Perhaps this change was needed? If you were going to make a change, now was the time. But was Renee Meulensteen really the problem? He'd had some tactical failures (inverted wingers) but also some tactical wins in his short time. He finally had a squad of his own players. I would have liked to see him given the chance to keep the team up. And if they went down, have him mold the young squad into one that could come back up. But that opportunity is now gone. Not to mention what does this mean for Ray Wilkins and Alan Curbishley?

The club has hired Felix Magath. You can't argue with his success. Though you can argue with his methods. And you wouldn't be the first to do so. I asked Ryan Cowper who writes for Bavarian Football Works to sum up Magath in 140 characters since he follows the Bundesliga so closely. He said this tweet is the best summary

I'm not sure that's the kind of guy I want in charge of the club I support.

Perhaps I'm wrong. Perhaps discipline and fitness is what the team needs. There are 8 or 9 winnable fixtures left. Maybe Magath comes in and saves the season. I still support the club, but there are times when they make it hard. I still want to believe.