Record Breaking Coach Sacked

By Ikenga Chronicles September 11, 2017

Record Breaking Coach Sacked

English Premier League side, Crystal Palace on Monday, September 11, 2017, sacked Frank de Boer after his first four Premier League matches all ended in defeats.

De Boer has set a record of being in charge of the first EPL team to lose their opening four fixtures without scoring a goal. His recently signed three-year deal with the club was terminated after 77 days in charge.

A statement from the club reads: “Crystal Palace Football Club has 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.”

The Dutchman was appointed by Palace on June 26, replacing former England boss, Sam Allardyce, after the latter’s surprise retirement.

Allardyce’s predecessor as England manager, Roy Hodgson, is viewed as an early frontrunner for the Selhurst Park post.

The 70-year-old last managed in the Premier League with West Brom before leading the Three Lions at Euro 2012 and he has been tipped to sign a two-year deal at Palace.

De Boer won four successive Eredivisie titles in his first head coaching role at Ajax, but now has two brief and high-profile failures on his CV after lasting 85 days at Serie A giants Inter last season.