Crystal Palace Sack Manager Frank De Boer In Most Hypocritical Way Possible

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Frank de Boer head coach / manager of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Burnley and Crystal Palace at Turf Moor on September 10, 2017 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

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.

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.

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.

Hodgson played with Palace early in his playing career, never managing to break into the first team, before leaving for Tonbridge Angels.

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