Football: Crystal Palace sack Frank de Boer after just 77 days in charge

Frank de Boer was sacked as manager of Crystal Palace on Monday (Sept 11) after just four Premier League games in charge.
Frank de Boer was sacked as manager of Crystal Palace on Monday (Sept 11) after just four Premier League games in charge.PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS, AFP) - Frank de Boer was sacked as manager of Crystal Palace on Monday (Sept 11) after just four Premier League games in charge and being in the role for only 77 days.

The club confirmed de Boer's departure in a brief statement.

"Crystal Palace Football Club have this morning parted company with Frank de Boer," it said.

"We would like to thank Frank for his dedication and hard work during his time at the Club. A new manager will be appointed in due course and we wish Frank the very best of luck for the future."

De Boer, who replaced Sam Allardyce at the London club, has lost all four league games with his side failing to score a goal - the most recent coming at a 1-0 defeat by Burnley on Sunday.

The Mirror understands that former England manager Roy Hodgson has been offered the Palace job on a two-year-deal and is set to take charge after having initial talks with chairman Steve Parish.

Parish on Sunday took to Twitter to rally fans around the team, without giving unequivocal backing to the former Ajax and Inter Milan boss.

In an exchange with supporters on social media following Sunday's defeat at Burnley, Parish wrote: "People are frustrated, I'm frustrated, so are the management and players. We know we are better than this.

"We are four games in, it's a terrible start but we have to stick together."