Crystal Palace have parted company with Frank de Boer, after defeat to Burnley on Sunday left the Eagles rock bottom in the Premier League without a point after four games.
It’s the shortest-ever tenure for a Premier League manager and another premature sacking for De Boer, having lost his job at Inter Milan after 85 days.
De Boer was appointed Palace boss on June 26, lasting just over two months in the job before getting sacked. Palace failed to score in any of their first four league games and now the task is to find an adequate replacement.
Roy Hodgson has been mentioned, as he’s currently attached following his resignation as England manager in the summer of 2016.
The 70-year-old last managed in the Premier League five years ago, spending a year with West Bromwich Albion between February 2011 and May 2012.
Crystal Palace start to the season (Premier League)
- 12/8/17: Crystal Palace 0-3 Huddersfield Town
- 19/8/17: Liverpool 1-0 Crystal Palace
- 26/8/17: Crystal Palace 0-2 Swansea City
- 10/9/17: Burnley 1-0 Crystal Palace
“Crystal Palace Football Club have this morning parted company with Frank de Boer. We would like to thank Frank for his dedication and hard work during his time at the Club,” said a statement on the official website.
“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.”
Palace are now searching for their seventh permanent manager in six years. Hodgson would bring a wealth of top flight experience, boasting stints at Liverpool and Fulham.