Crystal Palace confirm sacking of De Boer; Hodgson favourite

London, Crystal Palace dismissed manager Frank de Boer on Monday after just four league games in charge.

Palace are bottom of the table, having lost all four Premier League matches, the Dutchman’s side failing to score a single goal.

“We would like to thank Frank for his dedication and hard work during his time at the club,” Palace said Monday in a statement on their website.

“A new manager will be appointed in due course and we wish Frank the very best of luck for the future.”

De Boer posted a message on his Instagram page, saying: “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.”

De Boer’s sacking means he now holds an unwanted record for the shortest reign of any permanent manager in the history of the Premier League.

Media reports said former England manager Roy Hodgson would be offered a two-year contract as his replacement.

De Boer replaced Sam Allardyce in the summer but his sacking means Palace are now looking for their seventh permanent manager in the past six years.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said De Boer’s sacking was another indication of the crazy nature of football.

“That’s the world where we are, world where many of you enjoy and also contribute to the kind of pressure managers receive,” Mourinho told a press conference on Monday.

“I was sacked as a champion (at Chelsea). (Claudio) Ranieri sacked as a champion (at Leicester). De Boer after four matches. Next season something equally incredible will happen.”

Source: Ghana News Agency