Crystal Palace have today relieved manager Frank de Boer of his duties after just 77 days in charge.
The 47 year-old Dutchman was sacked following a disastrous run of four defeats from four matches in the Premier League, with no league goals scored in reply. Sunday’s desperately unlucky 0-1 defeat at Burnley proved to be the final straw for chairman Steve Parish, who must take the blame for Palace’s worst start to a top-flight season in their 113 year history.
Former England manager Roy Hodgson is expected to take over the reigns at his hometown club in the wake of de Boer’s acrimonious exit. The 70 year-old will be tasked with picking up a depleted squad suffering from extremely low confidence and a loss of identity in the way of playing football. Hodgson has been out of a job since last summer’s national embarrassment at the European Championships in France. He would bring vast experience and knowledge to the Eagles and will face a firefighting battle for survival on his hands.
With just four games into a supposedly long-term project, how unfair and ridiculous a decision is this from Palace to go back on themselves this early into de Boer’s reign? Let us know with your comments and send them into Selhurst Sound! The Dutch revolution wasn’t even giving a chance. Stupendous.