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EPL: Crystal Palace fires Frank De Boer after 4 league games

Palace announced the end of De Boer's 77-day stint in charge in a short statement on Monday.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [Published on:11 Sep 2017, 4:53 PM IST]
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Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer gestures on the touchline during a match.Photo:AP

Crystal Palace has fired manager Frank de Boer after the team opened the Premier League season with four straight losses.


Palace announced the end of De Boer's 77-day stint in charge in a short statement on Monday. This is the fastest sacking in the Premier League history after the commencement of the season. In terms of games played, it is the shortest tenure of a permanent manager in the Premier League.

De Boer, a former Netherlands center back, took over at Palace in June as a replacement for Sam Allardyce and tried to implement a more expansive style of play. With players such as Zaha, Cabaye, Andros Townsend and Benteke, the tactics have just been ridiculously awkward to watch.

De Boer's players have struggled to adapt. Palace is the first team since 1924 to lose its first four English top-flight games without scoring, the latest defeat coming at Burnley on Sunday.

(With AP Inputs).

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