Rene Meulensteen
Rene Meulensteen [Reuters]

Fulham have announced the departure of manager Rene Meulensteen and his coaching staff, the club has confirmed on their official website.

The west London club have also confirmed the appointment of Tomas Oral as the First Team Coach and Werner Leuthard as Conditioning Coach. The announcement comes after the club had appointed Felix Magath as the first team manager last Saturday.

The statement on Fulham's official website read, "Fulham Football Club have officially announced the appointments of Tomas Oral as First Team Coach and Werner Leuthard as Conditioning Coach, both reporting to new First Team Manager Felix Magath, effective immediately."

"The Club simultaneously made the formal announcement that René Meulensteen, Alan Curbishley, Ray Wilkins, Mick Priest and Jonathan Hill have departed Fulham. Terms of the parting are complete and confidential."

The Cottagers are currently the bottom of the Premier League table with 20 points after 26 matches, four points away from safety. The club chairman Shahid Khan had earlier sacked Martin Jol in December last year to appoint the Dutchman.

With no improvement in results, the Chairman pulled the axe once again and brought in Magath in an attempt to prevent Fulham from getting relegated to the Championship for the upcoming campaign.

"I'm very grateful to Rene, Alan and Ray, as well as Mick and Jonathan, for their commitment to Fulham. Their efforts were admirable and appreciated, and I wish them the best," Khan said.

"Felix has come to Fulham with purpose and exceptional confidence, and I know he's extremely pleased to have Tomas Oral and Werner Leuthard join him for the mission ahead. From today forward, the focus is singularly on winning football matches and remaining in the Barclays Premier League. The work has begun," he concluded.