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Frank de Boer

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

Former England boss Roy Hodgson will replace him, BBC Sport understands.

The Eagles 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.

His is the shortest Premier League managerial tenure in terms of games, and the 47-year-old’s past two jobs have lasted a combined 162 days.

Announcing the Dutchman’s departure on the club website, Palace said: “We would like to thank Frank for his dedication and hard work.”

De Boer wrote on social media: “Very disappointed about the decision but nevertheless I want to thank the players, staff and the fans for their support. Good luck for the future.”
The former Ajax boss only took over this summer, succeeding Sam Allardyce, who left after helping Palace avoid relegation last season.

De Boer was sacked by Inter Milan in November 2016 after 85 days.

Prior to that he had won the Eredivisie four years in a row, between 2011 and 2015.

His only win as Palace manager came in the EFL Cup against Ipswich Town.

Recalling his departure from Chelsea, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho told a news conference: “I was sacked as a champion. That’s the world where we are, a world where many of you enjoy and also contribute the kind of pressure management involves.”

Antonio Conte, the current Blues boss, said of De Boer: “I am sorry for him. You ask for a bit of time for your work.”

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