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Frank de Boer sacked by Crystal Palace after just 77 days as manager

Roy Hodgson, come on down.

De Boer: four straight defeats to start the Premier League season without scoring.
De Boer: four straight defeats to start the Premier League season without scoring.
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FRANK DE BOER has been sacked by Crystal Palace after just 77 days and four Premier League games as manager.

The Dutchman’s departure was confirmed by Palace on Monday morning, with multiple UK media reports already touting Roy Hodgson as his likely successor in the Selhurst Park hotseat.

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

“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.”

De Boer was appointed in June to replace Sam Allardyce, but his position came under immediate scrutiny after Palace’s dismal start to the new campaign.

The Eagles are currently 19th after losing their first four games and failing to score a single goal.

Club chairman Steve Parish appeared to defend de Boer’s position following Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at Burnley when he wrote, “We are four games in, it’s a terrible start but we have to stick together.”

Hodgson, who has been out of management since England’s Euro 2016 exit ended his time in charge of the national team, is as short as 1/7 with some bookmakers to be the next Palace boss.

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Originally published 11:38 AM, 11 Sep 2017

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