Crystal Palace sack manager De Boer

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We've seen some disastrously short managerial stints in the past, but Frank de Boer's abysmal start to his time as Crystal Palace might just trump any unfortunate contenders. Under a manager that already knew him well, it was hoped the youngster would be given plenty of first team Premier League football before returning to Old Trafford a better player at the end of the season.

But the Eagles also picked up a piece of unwanted record as they are the first side in Premier League history to have lost their first four games without scoring a goal.

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish had appeared to back De Boer last night after urging supporters to "stick together" in a Twitter spat with furious Eagles fans.

His only victory came in the League Cup against second-tier Ipswich Town.

The man being brought in in an attempt to set that right is, according to Sky Sports, ex-England manager Roy Hodgson.

Palace sacked the Dutchman on Monday after just 77 days in charge.

Palace went on to miss a string of chances as they suffered a fourth straight top-flight reverse and have yet to score in the Premier League this season - six hours of football.

Palace produced an improved performance in Sunday's 1-0 defeat at Burnley, whose goal was gifted to Chris Wood by an bad back-pass from Lee Chung-yong, but previous losses to Huddersfield and Swansea did little to inspire optimism.

It is understood Hodgson, who was passed over by Palace in the summer after Sam Allardyce quit, convinced Parrish and the club's hierarchy he still has the hunger to be a top boss.

"I've made the decision and I would not feel comfortable at this time".

"I'm focusing on what I can control - I couldn't do much more than this", he said.

I'm not ready to take on a new position.

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