Crystal Palace Sack Frank De Boer After Worst Premier League Start


However, former Liverpool defender Carragher couldn't resist the opportunity to poke fun at ex-Manchester United star Neville.

The Eagles are placed 19th on the English League table after losing 1-0 at Burnley on Sunday and failed to score in their four league matches under De Boer.

Crystal Palace Chairman Steve Parish had been defensive of his carefully selected manager, regularly tweeted his support of the Dutchman and the team.

The former Liverpool and Fulham manager has been out of work since leaving the England job in July past year, following their shock Euro 2016 elimination against Iceland.

According to reports in Monday's newspapers, De Boer's future is under serious threat, with the likes of Allardyce and Roy Hodgson linked as potential replacements.

It remains to be seen if De Boer gets more time to transform the Eagles' fortunes.

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His only victory as Palace manager came in the EFL Cup against Ipswich Town. Football teams lose games, it happens.

"I said before the match I had a good feeling that the squad have confidence, but they didn't start with that confidence, and maybe that is the result of the goal we conceded".

The expectation before this game was that if Frank de Boer suffered a fourth successive defeat in the Premier League, the "long-term project" he has spoken of would be cut short.

The 47-year-old former Ajax player and manager only took charge on June 26 with a three-year contract, but his first four Premier League games all ended in defeat.

He is expected to be in the dugout on Saturday lunchtime for Palace's next game, when they host fellow strugglers Southampton at Selhurst Park.