Published: Tue, September 12, 2017
Technology | By Timothy Carter

Crystal Palace fire Frank de Boer after four games in charge

Crystal Palace fire Frank de Boer after four games in charge

After just 77 days at the helm, De Boer has been given the boot by the club after they lost their opening four Premier League fixtures.

Joey Barton criticises former England boss Roy Hodgson - who is expected to replace Frank de Boer at Crystal Palace - for "having no charisma".

De Boer suffered four defeats from his four Premier League matches against Huddersfield, Liverpool, Swansea and Burnley, in which Palace failed to score a goal.

"[The future] is for other people to decide but while I'm the manager of Crystal Palace I will give 100%".

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

Crystal Palace are set to name former England manager Roy Hodgson as Frank de Boer's successor at Selhurst Park within the next 24 hours.

Announcing the 47-year-old Dutchman's departure on the club website, Palace said: "We would like to thank Frank for his dedication and hard work".

His Burnley counterpart Sean Dyche said: "I don't think any manager wants sympathy, but I thought they were the better side and they deserved something from the game".

De Boer will go down in Premier League history for all the wrong reasons.

"I'm not so concerned about it, we have a very good relationship".

Also, no goal has been scored by the team yet.

De Boer took over this summer who and his only win in charge was in the EFL Cup against Ipswich Town.

It is the second time the Dutchman has lasted fewer than 100 days in a job having suffered a similar fate at Inter Milan previous year where he was sacked after 85 days in charge.

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