Palace appoint former Scotland boss

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Former Scotland boss George Burley is the new manager of Crystal Palace.

The 54-year-old returns to club football with the npower Championship side after being sacked as national head coach last November.

He succeeds Paul Hart, whose short-term contract expired after he memorably saved the Eagles from relegation on the final day of last season. Former Palace striker Dougie Freedman stays on as assistant manager.

Burley was on Thursday afternoon unveiled as manager by Steve Parish and Martin Long, the co-chairmen of the CPFC 2010 consortium which saved the club from going bust at the start of the month.

"It's a privilege to be here," said Burley.

"Everyone in football, especially Crystal Palace fans, are pleased the CPFC 2010 consortium came in to save the club.

"I'm sure it was an anxious time, but on the last day of the season the spirit from players and fans shone through.

"This has always been a club I have respected and now it's time to rebuild.

"Being in administration hasn't been easy but I'm looking forward to the challenge and I'm excited about it. We want to build a club that won't get into that position again.

"I'm glad to be back in club football. It's great to be back and hopefully I can take the club back to the Premier League."

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