Fulham have gained just one point from six games this season, and following Saturday’s defeat at Reading, they sit bottom of the Championship table.
Having taken charge of the Cottagers in February from Rene Meulensteen, the 61-year old failed to prevent Fulham’s relegation from the Premier League, and the summer saw wholesale changes at Craven Cottage.
26 players left the club, causing Magath to look towards the highly respected academy for first-team players. Whilst a number of talented youngsters have since made their debuts for the club, it has been evident from results - with five losses in six games - that many are clearly not ready for the rigours of the second division.
Magath was said to be strongly backed by the club’s board, with owner Shahid Khan trusting the former Bayern Munich manager, but a report in the Express is suggesting that all of that has now changed, and that a defeat in tonight's clash with pace-setters Nottingham Forest could be the final game that the German oversees.
Forest host Fulham coming off the back of a 1-1 draw with local rivals Derby, remaining unbeaten, and looking to regain the top spot with three points tonight. Their early season success, when coupled with the Cottagers disastrous start, suggests that Forest should claim a convincing result with ease.
If Magath’s future does lie away from Craven Cottage, Steve Clarke is said to be interest in taking the job, whilst Fulham’s Under-21 manager Kit Symons - who has worked with a number of their current squad at youth level - is also to be considered.