Crystal Palace sacks Frank de Boer after five games

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FRANK DE BOER admitted his future was out of his control but is desperate for the opportunity to turn around Crystal Palace's fortunes after the Eagles slid to their fourth straight Premier League defeat at Burnley.

Announcing the 47-year-old Dutchman's departure on the club website, Palace said: "We would like to thank Frank for his dedication and hard work". We know we are better than this. "Good luck for the future".

Palace have opened the season with three defeats in as many matches, with players struggling to adapt to the Dutch manager's style of play.

De Boer's only victory in charge came over Championship side Ipswich, 2-1, in the Carabao Cup.

"I didn't see the Frank de Boer appointment, I thought it was a bit left field and I think if you're them you want somebody who lifts the place up".

- New manager to be appointed soon.

"But I look at the four games - Huddersfield first".

The former Ajax coach makes the record of been the shortest serving manager in the Premier League with respect to matches.

The Dutchman spent 77 days at Selhurst Park after replacing Allardyce, who kept the Eagles in the top flight last term after taking over with the club under threat of the drop.

England goalkeeper Heaton was undergoing tests this week to determine the extent of the injury but boss Sean Dyche believes it could rule him out for "months rather than weeks".

"They could have kept him but this comes from the American owners", Carragher told Sky Sports News.

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

"I'm enjoying my life too much at the moment and I'm enjoying watching everyone else under pressure".

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