Crystal Palace have sacked Frank de Boer after his team failed to score a goal in there first four premier league defeat of the new season.
The Eagles are 19th in the Premier League after losing 1-0 at Burnley on Sunday, and this came after subsequent defeats from Huddersfield, Liverpool and Watford to make it four in a role making them the first side in Premier League history to lose their opening four fixtures without scoring a goal and De Boer paid the price, with his three-year deal worth £2million a year terminated after a mere 77 days in charge.
Announcing the Dutchman’s departure on the club’s website, Palace said: “We would like to thank Frank for his dedication and hard work.”
The Dutchman also took to Instagram later in the day to say goodbye to the club’s fans and express his disappointment a the board’s decision.
He wrote: ‘Very disappointed about the decision but never the less I want to thank the players, staff and the fans for their support. Good luck for the future
The Dutchman was appointed by Palace on June 26, replacing former England boss Sam Allardyce after his surprise retirement following his success in helping the club avoid relegation last season.
Prior to that, De Boar had won the Eredivisie four years in a row, between 2011 and 2015 after which he moved to Inter Milan in the summer of 2015 but was sacked in November 2016 after just 85 days.
His only win as Palace manager came in the 2-1 home victory against Ipswich Town in the EFL Cup.
Allardyce’s predecessor as England manager, Roy Hodgson, is viewed as an early front-runner for the Selhurst Park post.
The 70-year-old last managed in the Premier League with West Brom before leading the Three Lions at Euro 2012 and he has been tipped to sign a two-year deal at Palace in the next coming days.
Hodgson is yet to manage any team in the Premier League since leaving westbrom to manage England national team in 2012. It is said he ‘can’t wait to get started’.
This will be his first job since quitting as manager of the national side after Euro 2016, when England were knocked out by Iceland.
The 70-year-old started his playing career at crystal Palace and has previously managed Blackburn, Fulham and Liverpool in the Premier League.