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Crystal Palace become first Premier League club to sack their manager

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Frank de Boer has been sacked as Crystal Palace manager after five games and 77 days in charge.

Reports in the press suggest that former England manager Roy Hodgson will replace him.

Crystal Palace are 19th in the Premier League after losing 1-0 at Burnley on Sunday - and failed to score in their four league matches under De Boer.

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

Speaking earlier this month, chairman Steve Parish said De Boer's start had "not been great" and football was a "results-based business". Parish was at Turf Moor on Sunday, and said afterwards: "We're four games in. It's a terrible start but we have to stick together."

He added "People are frustrated, I'm frustrated, so are the management and players. We know we are better than this.I'm defending everyone at the club who is working their backside off to turn this around. Football teams lose games. It happens."

"Who has the better squad, us or Burnley? We had a much weaker squad when we finished 11th. The buck stops with me; I've never run away from that."

JC

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