Boateng to get new boss at Fulham after Martin Jol sacking
By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu
Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng will be working with a new manager at Fulham following the dismissal of Martin Jol on Sunday.
The Dutchman is being fired for presiding over the side’s woeful run in the English Premier League which leaves them in the bottom three weeks to Christmas.
The London-based club decided to give Jol the boot after three seasons in charge.
Fulham are involved in the relegation dogfight haven won just three games so far this season – during which period the club has drawn once and suffered nine defeats.
The club announced Jol’s dismissal in a statement issued on Sunday evening – with the leadership running out of patience after five straight defeats.
“Today I spoke with Martin to thank him for his efforts on behalf of Fulham Football Club over the past three seasons and, in particular, since my becoming Chairman earlier this year,” Fulham chairman Shahid Khan said.
“Martin was very gracious and I appreciate his understanding of the situation. There is no question Martin is an excellent football man and he has my utmost respect for the commitment he made to our club.
“However, our poor form and results this season are undeniable, and Fulham supporters deserve better. With more than half the season still ahead, an immediate change was necessary.”
The expected development leaves Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng in a limbo as he was signed by Martin Jol in the summer.
The 30-year-old has however played just three games under the Dutch trainer.
Boateng is in desperate need of regular club football to return him back into the fray for a Ghana call up ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Rene Meulensteen has been handed interim first team responsibilities following Jol’s departure.