Felix Magath will strike back!

By Ross Dunbar

Felix Magath’s relationship with VfL Wolfsburg may have recently ended abruptly, but he still threatens to reach the summit of German football once again. He is far from everyone’s cup of tea.

On his CV, there are two Bundesliga triumphs for FC Bayern, a place in the Champions League for VfB Stuttgart and the incredible 2009 championship victory for Wolfsburg. Perception and reality is two completely opposite things; and in Germany, “the dictator’s” reputation is far from glowing at the moment.

But interestingly, Magath has never been this type of character. Indeed, his time as a footballer has almost certainly shaped his managerial credibility as we know it.

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A club of hard knocks, FC Schalke 04

By Saheli RC, writing from Singapore

Late last year, I wrote a piece on the eccentric, and unpredictable nature of Schalke’s season so far; by this week, that eccentricity has manifested into something so uncanny that it’d have reduced Freud into a five year old in a candy store if he were alive to witness it. While their domestic season has improved considerably – and by that I mean they are out of the relegation zone – they have still produced plenty of shock results which left Felix Magath red-faced and the fans, furious.

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