Former Liverpool Manager Roy Hodgson To Replace Frank De Boer At Crystal Palace

New Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer poses with the club shirt.

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Former England manager Roy Hodgson will reportedly be taking charge of Crystal Palace, after the sacking of Frank de Boer.

De Boer has been shown the exit door just 10 weeks after he took over the managerial role from Sam Allardyce. With four defeats in four games whilst being in charge of the Eagles, Sunday’s defeat against Burnley proved to be the Dutchman’s final game.

Palace sit second last in the table, having become the first top-flight side in 93 years to begin a campaign without scoring a single goal. Though an official announcement is yet to be made, various reports say that Roy Hodgson will be appointed as De Boer’s replacement at Selhurst Park.

The former Liverpool boss has been out of work since he quit his post as England manager following the humiliating defeat by Iceland at Euro 2016. Ray Lewington, Hodgson’s number two, will also presumably make a return to Selhurst Park after almost two decades.

Palace issued a statement on their official page stating: “Crystal Palace Football Club have this morning parted company with Frank de Boer.

“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. There will be no further comment at this time.”

De Boer’s reign of 77 days and four games in charge became the shortest in the top flight during the Premier League era, after it surpassed Les Reed’s seven games in charge of Charlton in 2006.

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Written by Sidharth Jindal  

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