De Boer and Parish.

Crystal Palace owner's baffling tweet hours before sacking Frank De Boer

Published Add your comment

Football News

Dutch manager Frank de Boer has reportedly been sacked by Crystal Palace after just four games in charge.

The Eagles started the season in terrible form, losing all four games under De Boer whilst failing to register a single goal.

Palace lost 1-0 to Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday and the club have decided to sack the former Ajax and Inter Milan boss.

Sacked 85 days into his spell at Inter Milan, De Boer lasted just 78 days of his three-year contract at Selhurst Park.

"I am thrilled to be appointed as manager of Crystal Palace Football Club," said De Boer upon joining in June. "It is a great honour to take charge of such an historic club, a club that is known around the world for its hugely proud and passionate fan base.

"This role is a hugely exciting opportunity for me, and I cannot wait to get started in the Premier League with the players and staff here in south London."

Unemployed since England's humiliation at Euro 2016, former Liverpool and Fulham manager Roy Hodgson has all but been confirmed as the man to replace De Boer.


Hodgson, 70, fared badly at Liverpool but was a success at Fulham and West Brom.

Crystal Palace owner Steve Parish was initially delighted to hire the Dutch manager famed for his attractive style of football.

“All everyone wants is for Frank to succeed, so our interests will be completely aligned.

Crystal Palace Unveil Their New Manager Frank de Boer

“If in three years’ time he manages Real Madrid, it means he will be a success at this club.

“You don’t drive along thinking, ‘Oh I know, I can sack a manager today, great I can’t wait’. I had a fantastic relationship with Sam [Allardyce], with Alan [Pardew] and every time a manager fails at this club I fail. If Frank fails it is my failure too.”

What the Palace owner tweeted on Sunday evening


Parish was communicating with fans on Twitter on Sunday evening and one of his tweets is proving to be very strange.

This tweet did not age well in the 16 hours before reports broke of De Boer's sacking.

Like many Palace fans, Chris Sutton wasn't too impressed by Parish's behaviour.

Crystal Palace
Christian Benteke
Inter Milan

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again