FULHAM 2013–14

The appointment of Martin Jol as Fulham boss in June 2011 prompted much hope and excitement amongst Whites fans. In his first season at Craven Cottage, Jol guided Fulham to a highly impressive ninth-placed finish. A 12th-placed finish was achieved in 2012/13, although Jol left his role at Fulham after a poor run of form the following season that saw the Whites lose five consecutive BPL matches. Shahid Khan, who took over as chairman in July 2013 sacked Martin Jol as manager on 1 December 2013.

René Meulensteen took charge of First Team duties from Martin Jol on 1st December 2013. Dutchman Meulensteen had originally been appointed as Head Coach on 13th November 2013. However, his time in SW6 would be brief when he departed the Club a few days after Fulham had appointed Felix Magath as First Team Manager on 14th February. 

The Whites were bottom of the table at this time and the German got off to a solid enough start with a draw at West Bromwich Albion in his first game. But results did not pick up in the second tier, with relegation confirmed the following week when Stoke City ran out 4-1 winners at the Britannia Stadium.

2013–14 Barclays Premier League
The 2013–14 season was Fulham's 116th professional season and their 13th consecutive season in the top flight of English football, the Premier League. Fulham were relegated from the Premier League, finishing in 19th place. They also exited the League Cup in the fourth round and the FA Cup in the fourth round.


Post-season, the media criticised chairman Shahid Khan's decision to sack Meulensteen and appoint the third manager of the season in Felix Magath, with Sky Sports's Jamie Redknapp going as far to say "what did Fulham expect?". The Telegraph that the club was 'no longer well run' as it had been under Al Fayed. 

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