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Crystal Palace Confirm Frank de Boer Sacking

Crystal Palace confirmed on Monday of the sacking of manager Frank de Boer, after the Premier League side suffered four defeats in a row and Sky sources understand former England boss Roy Hodgson has been lined up to replace him.

Having taken over from Sam Allardyce back in June, the Dutch coach had been in charge for a short five games and seventy-seven days at Selhurst Park, losing to Premier League sides Huddersfield, Liverpool, Swansea City before their 1-0 defeat to Burnley on Sunday afternoon, which sealed his fate.

His appointment with Crystal Palace followed a short 83 days in charge of Inter Milan who fired him back in November after the club suffered four defeats in the five Serie A matches leaving them in 12th place in Serie A. De Boer had said at the time he had needed more time to make a mark.

The club released the following statement confirming De Boer’s departure. “Crystal Palace Football Club have this morning parted company with Frank de Boer,” it 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.”

It is understood former England boss Hodgson has been offered the job on a two-year deal. The 70-year-old is keen to return to management after quitting England following the disastrous Euro 2016 campaign, which ended with a humiliating exit to Iceland.

There had been speculation that Hodgson had been approached before De Boer’s sacking and confirmation of his appointment is expected Tuesday. If so this will be Hodgson’s first club he has managed since he left West Bromwich in 2012 to manage England.

 

 

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