Frank de Boer sacked by Crystal Palace after four games in charge

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Crystal Palace have released a statement on their official website regarding the decision to sack Dutch manager Frank de Boer.

“Crystal Palace Football Club have this morning parted company with Frank de Boer,” read part of the statement.

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

The Dutchman joined the club in June after a brief spell as Inter Milan manager last term.

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After six years and 262 games in charge of Ajax, a spell which yielded four Eredivisie titles and a Johan Cruyff Shield, Frank de Boer’s two subsequent roles in management with Inter Milan and Crystal Palace combine for just 162 days as manager of either club (85 days in charge of Inter and 77 days in charge of Crystal Palace).

He signed a three-year contract upon arrival but was given just four Premier League games to work with, seeing his side lose all four and not score a single goal.

Frank de Boer’s 77-day reign as Crystal Palace manager is now the shortest in terms of matches played in the history of Premier League management.

The Guardian is writing about de Boer’s apparent successor, former Fulham and England manager Roy Hodgson, who is expected to sign a two-year contract.

Roy Hodgson’s signing with Crystal Palace will mark his first involvement in football management since England’s Euro 2016 campaign, where they were unceremoniously dumped from the competition by Iceland in a 2-1 loss.

He is expected to receive a significant bonus should he avoid relegation with Crystal Palace, a task which already appears ominous on the verge of fixtures against Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea in the next two months.

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