Felix Magath
Felix Magath dismissed seven games into the season after poor Fulham startGetty

Felix Magath has become the second managerial casualty in the Championship today after being sacked by Fulham.

Hours after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer left his post at Cardiff City, the Cottagers confirmed the 61-year-old's departure after just eight months in charge at the west London club

Magath took over at Craven Cottage to replace Rene Muelensteen in February but failed to maintain the club's 13-year stay in the top flight as they suffered relegation to the Championship.

Fulham sit bottom of the table after the first seven games of the season having picked up just a single point.

Academy coach Kit Symons has been appointed as caretaker manager.

"This is an unfortunate but necessary change," chairman Shahid Khan said.

"I am doing what I feel is right and needed for Fulham Football Club, for today as well as tomorrow."

Former Bayern Munich, Schalke and Wolfsburg manager Magath became Fulham's third manager of the 2013/14 season last term following the dismissals of Martin Jol and Muelensteen, but won just three of his 12 games in charge in the Premier League.

The club have failed to adjust to life in the second tier of English football despite spending £15m in the transfer market, including breaking their transfer fee to sign Ross McCormack from Leeds United.

Magath's last game in charge was a 5-3 defeat to Nottingham Forest – a result which took their goal difference to -12.

Speaking after the defeat at the City Ground, the German coach described the club's start of the season as a 'catastrophe'.

"I have never had that before in my career and I am very sorry for our fans," Magath said on Wednesday night.

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