Crystal Palace have parted ways with manager Frank De Boer, after just four games in charge.
The Dutchman took charge this summer, and after just four games in the Premier League, he has parted ways.
A club statement announced the news this morning.
“Crystal Palace Football Club have this morning parted company with Frank de Boer.
“We would like to thank Frank for his dedication and hard work during his time at the Club.
“A new manager will be appointed in due course and we wish Frank the very best of luck for the future.
“There will be no further comment at this time.”
For a club like Palace, survival in the top flight is paramount, but it does seem odd considering the statement that was released upon his appointment.
The Eagles had planned on building a culture in the club, creating “an evolution over a period of time”, but with results not going their way, they have performed a complete u-turn and chosen to sack the manager.
Crystal Palace hire Frank de Boer because they "need an evolution over a period of time."
Crystal Palace fire Frank de Boer after four games
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) September 11, 2017
The Selhurst Park outfit are yet to score in the League this season, with losses to Swansea, Liverpool and Huddersfield piling the pressure on before the international break.
Palace’s 1-0 defeat to Burnley yesterday was the final nail in the coffin.
Frank De Boer sacked after 4 games: record for the the shortest 'permanent' Premier League managerial tenure in games.
— Nick Harris (@sportingintel) September 11, 2017
Frank de Boer is the first manager in Premier League history to lose first four matches without scoring a single goal. pic.twitter.com/eIWK8gZ8HI
— Coral (@Coral) September 10, 2017
The previous shortest reign for a permanent Premier League manager was Les Reed with Charlton Athletic, lasting seven games in 2006.
Frank de Boer will also go down as the first permanent manager in Premier League history to not have his team score a goal in his reign.
There are now reports emerging that Roy Hodgson is being lined up as a replacement. The former Liverpool manager has been out of work since leaving the England job after Euro 2016.
— Lee Clayton (@LeeClayton_) September 11, 2017
Hodgson played with Palace early in his playing career, never managing to break into the first team, before leaving for Tonbridge Angels.