Date: 11th September 2017 at 1:25pm
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Frank de Boer has been sacked by Crystal Palace after only four Premier League matches in charge.

The club have acted after the Dutchman oversaw four top-flight defeats from the start of the season, making them the first team in England’s top division to do so without scoring since Preston 93 years ago.

Press Association Sport understands former England manager Roy Hodgson is the favourite to succeed De Boer.

A club statement read: “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.”

PA Sport

This is pretty tough stuff from the Palace board.

4 games is savage by anyone’s standards.

I think to look at yesterday’s game in isolation may be to look in the wrong direction. Lee Chung-yong’s insane back pass (or whatever it was supposed to be) was ultimately down to the boy being in the team and this was a player whose selection had been questioned. De Boer had a similarly short stint at Inter Milan, who sacked him after only 85 days.

My thanks to Taff for this:

                  “It’s a terrible start but we have to stick together”

                                                        [Steve Parrish, yesterday]

De Boer was a manager Spurs had spoken to after AVB’s departure and if you recall the relative reverence he was shown this exercise shows us how things from overseas can be heavily romanticised for no good  reason.

 
Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • Urbane Sturgeon September 11, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Footy insider guest on Talkshite a week or two back:

    “Palace’s biggest problem is that Frank de Boer thinks he’s the best player at the club”.

    Maybe it wasn’t just the results?

  • Tottenham central September 11, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Six million pound pay off. Niiiice

  • Bob September 11, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Things from overseas can be heavily romanticised for no good reason. Is this Paulinho or the EU we’re talking about?

    • Syd September 12, 2017 at 1:53 am

      Paulinho picked up by one of the biggest clubs in the world and still playing for the great Brazil. We missed a trick there or he simply did not fit into the way we want to play. However, he IS a terrific player. I for one was sad to see him go. Not everyone’s cup of tea I know.

  • SpurAndy 🍒π September 11, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    AccringtonSpurs
    There were murmurings the players did not like or take to his methods.

    Watched the match yesterday and there were no obvious signs that he’d lost the dressing room. Players looked up for it and should have had at least a draw based on the play.

  • UnkleTaff September 11, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    “We would like to thank Frank for his dedication and hard work during his ten minutes at the club.”

    • Harry Hotspur September 11, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      “Has anyone seen my watch, I’m sure I had a watch on earlier?”

  • gloster1861 September 11, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Parrish will need to stump up a fortune to get Fat Sam back to save his arse when he sacks Woy Hodgson in December.

  • AccringtonSpurs September 11, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    There were murmurings the players did not like or take to his methods.

    • Horndog September 11, 2017 at 1:45 pm

      So the inmates could have been running the asylum. Speculative, I know but not out of the question.

      • caveman September 11, 2017 at 1:47 pm

        Especially with Townsend there!!

  • 89Spurs 👁 September 11, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Sherwood the man. Fisted 🎩

    • Harry Hotspur September 11, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      he he he he he ENTER THE SHERWOODATER