Crystal Palace sacks manager De Boer

The Dutchman had been dismissed after four defeats in four games.

Frank de Boer during the English Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Burnley at Turf Moor on September 10.   -  AP

Crystal Palace on Monday sacked manager Frank de Boer after a dismal start to the Premier League season.

"Crystal Palace Football Club have this morning parted company with Frank de Boer," said a statement on the club's website.

"We would like to thank Frank for his dedication and hard work during his time at the club."

Earlier, several media outlets, including Sky Sports and the Telegraph, reported that the Dutchman had been dismissed after four defeats in four games.

Palace chairman Steve Parish, on Sunday, took to Twitter to rally fans around the team, without giving unequivocal backing to the former Ajax and Inter Milan boss.

In an exchange with supporters on social media following Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at Burnley, Parish wrote: “People are frustrated, I’m frustrated, so are the management and players. We know we are better than this...”

Parish also wrote: “We are 4 games in, it’s a terrible start but we have to stick together.”

Palace has so far conceded seven goals with defeats to Huddersfield, Liverpool, Swansea and Burnley.

De Boer said after the match at Turf Moor: “I am just focusing on what I can control and so are my staff and my players. (The future) is for other people to decide but while I’m the manager of Crystal Palace I will give 100 percent.”

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