By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu
Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng could experience a new lease of life at Fulham following the appointment of Felix Magath as coach of the side.
The German was handed the job following the dismissal of Rene Meulesteen â€“ who only came into the job in November - on Friday.
Magath has been handed an 18-month contract to help the Cottagers escape relegation with 12 matches left in the English top flight.
Fulham are currently at the foot of the league â€“ four points adrift safety.
The 60-year-oldâ€™s appointment could be good news for Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng who has been completely frozen out from the Fulham first team.
The 30-year-old has made just three appearances for Fulham since his arrival last summer from Ukrainian club FC Dnipro.
The former Getafe man could however revive his bid to make Ghanaâ€™s squad for the World Cup with a run of games if he is able to prove his fitness to the new manager who is nicknamed the â€˜Tortureâ€™ and â€˜Saddamâ€™ for his rigorous training regimen.
Boateng has not played for Fulham since the 2-1 home defeat to Swansea back in November.