Sport De Boer sacking shows muddled thinking at Crystal Palace

16:21  13 september  2017
16:21  13 september  2017 Source:   Read Sport

De Boer accepts need to alter tactics

  De Boer accepts need to alter tactics Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer has accepted that he must alter his tactics if he is to remain in charge of the club, according to the Independent. The Dutchman has suffered a difficult start to life in England. Expectations were high upon his arrival in South London, but he is yet to oversee his Palace side win a game. The Eagles currently sit second bottom on the Premier League table, having lost all three of their games so far against Huddersfield, Liverpool and Swansea. De Boer’s tactics have come under fire because of these consecutive losses, and this has led to speculation that he could be set for an early exit. However, it’s claimed in the report that while a decision is yet to be made on his future, De Boer is now willing to compromise himself to change his tactical approach, which he has stuck to for many years now. Crystal Palace take on Burnley away from home next Sunday.

"I think they've panicked," former Palace star Salako told BBC Radio 5 live. "I think they've pushed the button too early." It is also clear that Palace 's sense of self-preservation has shaped this move. Read more on Frank de Boer : Crystal Palace sacking manager stinks - Chris Sutton.

"I think they've panicked," former Palace star Salako told BBC Radio 5 live. "I think they've pushed the button too early." It is also clear that Palace 's sense of self-preservation has shaped this move. Read more on Frank de Boer : Crystal Palace sacking manager stinks - Chris Sutton.

Four games, that’s all it took. That’s how many Premier League games Frank de Boer was afforded before he was ushered out of the door at Selhurst Park. He leaves with the unwanted record of the shortest reign of any manager in the Premier League era – relieving Les Reed of that dubious honour, and making his seven games with Charlton seem almost an eternity in comparison.

It was only 77 days after a smiling Steve Parish, the Crystal Palace chairman, introduced De Boer as his club’s new manager. In those heady days of summer all the talk was of a transition in playing style, and building a new vision of Crystal Palace based on attractive, possession based football. It was a beguiling vision, but now that summer has given way to autumn, that optimism has swiftly evaporated.

De Boer on the brink as Palace suffer worst start in Premier League history

  De Boer on the brink as Palace suffer worst start in Premier League history A 1-0 loss to Burnley on Sunday means Crystal Palace have suffered the worst ever start to a Premier League season.Sunday's 1-0 defeat at Burnley ensured Crystal Palace have made the worst start to a season in Premier League history, piling the pressure on Eagles manager Frank de Boer.

De Boer dropped his frank bombshell as he sat alongside new boss Steve Parish, a chairman who has shown the door to five Palace managers in the last four years and left no one in any doubt about what he expects from the sixth. Frank de Boer is likely to get the SACK at Crystal Palace - Richard Keys.

Despite a win-less start to the Premier League season Jordan thought that as the squad were showing signs of promise, De Boer should have been given more time. Jose Mourinho says he was not surprised to see Crystal Palace sack Frank de Boer after only four games.

De Boer was tasked with rewiring the club’s DNA, a process which would take considerable time, not to mention changes to the playing personnel. In the end, he was afforded neither. In the summer, Mamadou Sakho was secured on a permanent basis, but the only additions to the team that successfully avoided relegation last season were a couple of loan signings and Jairo Riedewald, a talented but raw £7.8 million singing from Ajax, De Boer’s previous club.

It was painfully obvious that Palace’s players struggled to adapt to the demands placed upon them by their new manager. Attempts to transition to a style of play defined by patient possession and circulation of the football were unsuccessful. The manger’s desire to implement three at the back, which had served him well in Holland, was hardly unexpected, but backfired when it became increasingly clear that he did not have the personnel to successfully implement the system.

Jose: De Boer sacking no surprise

  Jose: De Boer sacking no surprise Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he was not surprised to see Frank de Boer lose his job at Crystal Palace. The Dutchman was sacked after just 77 days in charge at Selhurst Park in the wake of the club's 1-0 loss at Burnley on Super Sunday.Ahead of United's Champions League match against Basel, Mourinho said: "In football, nothing surprises me."I was sacked as a champion, (Claudio) Ranieri was sacked as a champion, Frank de Boer is sacked after four games."Next season something incredible will happen again, so nothing surprises me.

Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan says De Boer should have been given more time at Selhurst Park. While Carragher agreed with the managers, the former Liverpool defender thinks De Boer 's sacking came not because of Palace 's four straight defeats, but who they lost to. TV Shows .

Frank de Boer has been sacked by Crystal Palace . "I think the performance is a good starting point and what I want to see from any team that I manage. After the goal, we showed what we can do.

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The club’s successes of the past few years had been built on a direct, physical brand of football, built around the twin pillars of a strong defence and organisation. De Boer had spoken of evolution not revolution on the pitch, but there was a strong sense that he was trying to change too much too soon. It was uncomfortable viewing to hear De Boer complaining of his players’ lack of “courage” on the ball after the loss to Swansea. When reports began to emerge of some players’ unease with their new manager there was no great deal of surprise.

De Boer will emerge from the situation bruised from his experience. He now has a 77 day reign in the Premier League to go alongside his 85 days in charge of Inter Milan. It is an unenviable record. The reputation of a man once regarded as one of the brightest young managerial prospects in Europe has taken a battering.

Allardyce has no interest in replacing De Boer at Crystal Palace

  Allardyce has no interest in replacing De Boer at Crystal Palace Following Frank de Boer's sacking, Sam Allardyce says he would reject a return to Crystal Palace if offered the job.Sam Allardyce has no interest in returning to Crystal Palace to replace the sacked Frank de Boer.

Crystal Palace are preparing to appoint Roy Hodgson as manager after sacking Frank de Boer following only four Premier League matches in charge. The Dutchman departed on Monday, only 77 days into a three-year contract

Frank de Boer has been sacked by Crystal Palace after only four Premier League matches in charge. "What we showed gives us a lot of hope for the future. "I am just focusing on what I can control and so are my staff and my players.

Equally however, serious questions must be asked of the Crystal Palace owners. Sacking for De Boer for a lack of success, while playing exactly the way he was hired to do, does not reflect well on anyone. If De Boer was hired primarily to enact a stylistic change on the pitch, surely the owners would have foreseen that such a process would take time? With the appointment they were taking a calculated risk, but by aborting the experiment before it had barely got off the ground the owners have left them open to ridicule.

In the end they got cold feet, and their dreams of flowing football were sacrificed in favour of a more pragmatic approach that the strong favourite for the job, Roy Hodgson, specialises in. The whole incident smacks of muddled thinking at the top of the club, as they attempt to navigate their way out of a mess all of their own making.

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Parish defends decision to sack De Boer .
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has defended his decision to sack Frank de Boer, the Independent reports. The Eagles’ chief made the bold decision to dismiss the Dutch manager, despite him only having managed four Premier League games during his short tenure at the club. “Based on two and a half months, I didn’t think that it would work. I regret the fact that it didn’t work for Frank as much as it didn’t work for the club and I felt we had to make a change.” “Results weren’t good. We could have gone on longer, but if that produced the outcomes I thought it was going to then that makes me negligent.” Parish has come under fire in recent times for his choice to relieve De Boer of his duties, with a consensus built around the opinion that the former Ajax and Inter Milan boss deserved more time to implement his philosophy. “It’s the one we had most time for and possibly almost agonising over it too much and it became almost muddled thinking. I think because we took too long we lost some options. The leagues are very different and maybe what Frank thought he could achieve in a short space of time wasn’t going to happen.” However, with the Eagles in concerning form early on, De Boer was swiftly ousted out and replaced by Roy Hodgson, who had been out of work since resigning from the England national team at the end of June. Hodgson took charge of his first game on Saturday afternoon, as Palace welcomed Southampton to Selhurst Park.

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