Felix Magath says Fulham's season is a catastrophe

Felix Magath
Fulham have won four games since Felix Magath took charge in February.

Fulham manager Felix Magath labelled his side's season "a catastrophe" after they threw away a lead to lose 5-3 at Championship leaders Nottingham Forest.

Fulham are bottom of the table with one point from seven league games and are already four points from safety.

Magath told BBC Radio 5 live: "It is a catastrophe. I have never had that before in my career and I am very sorry for our fans.

"I ask for patience from the fans. I have no doubt we can get up the table."

Fulham's Championship struggles
Aug 9: 1-2 v Ipswich (A)Aug 30: 1-1 v Cardiff (H)
Aug 16: 0-1 v Millwall (H)Sep 13: 0-3 v Reading (A)
Aug 20: 0-1 v Wolves (H)Sep 17: 3-5 v Forest (A)
Aug 23: 1-5 v Derby (A)Next: Blackburn (H) Saturday, 20 September

Forest took an early two-goal lead at the City Ground through striker Britt Assombalonga but Fulham came back to lead thanks to two goals from £11m signing Ross McCormack and a volley from Hugo Rodallega.

But Forest responded and secured victory with late goals from winger Michail Antonio, Assombalonga - completing his hat-trick - and Jamie Paterson to leave Fulham without a league win since 12 April.

"We were very unlucky, we played a good game but things were not good enough for us," Magath said.

"We should have had a fourth goal when we were 3-2 up and the game would be done but we didn't and we made one mistake and they equalise and it revived them.

"I am very sad and think all the time about our performance and playing style."

Fulham fans
Fulham last won a league game on 12 April, defeating Norwich 1-0 at Craven Cottage

Fulham were relegated from the Premier League in May - a situation Magath blamed on ex-owner Mohamed Al Fayed - and have won just four games since the German took charge in February.

But the 61-year-old - winner of the Bundesliga three times as a manager - says he is in regular contact with owner Shahid Khan and is not worried about his future.

He said: "It's not good enough for Fulham. But we have a special situation because we have to build a new team, there were a lot of older players and a lot of players who don't want to go with us in the Championship.

"Rebuilding is always difficult, but I don't think about my position. I just work with my team.

"I talk to the owner every week, I speak to him and agree with him. But he is in charge. Who is paying, who is the man who makes the decisions? It is clear."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Nottm Forest75201771017
2Norwich75111551016
3Watford7502147715
4Wolves742173414
5Charlton7340118313
6Reading74121110113
7Derby7331138512
8Sheff Wed733174312
9Middlesbrough740397212
10Ipswich732296311
11Brentford732299011
12Millwall731388010
13Blackburn73131314-110
14Leeds7313710-310
15Bournemouth7223111018
16Wigan72239818
17Cardiff722389-18
18Brighton7214810-27
19Rotherham721459-47
20Birmingham7133512-76
21Bolton7124712-55
22Huddersfield7124715-85
23Blackpool7016310-71
24Fulham7016618-121
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