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De Boer fired; Reports say Hodgson to take Palace reigns

Frank de Boer

Frank de Boer, manager of Crystal Palace FC, shouts during the third place playoff match against West Bromwich Albion FC at the Premier League Asia Trophy soccer tournament in Hong Kong, Saturday, July 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)


Crystal Palace has pulled the plug on Frank de Boer’s managerial tenure after just 77 days on the job.

And a familiar face will take over the hot seat at Selhurst Park.

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Palace’s penchant for hiring ex-England bosses is a thing, at least if a BBC report is to be believed, as Roy Hodgson is set to be announced as De Boer’s replacement.

Palace hired Sam Allardyce after canning Alan Pardew last season, then spent in the January window to help avoid relegation to the Championship.

De Boer was fired by Inter Milan after just 85 days in 2016, but led Ajax to four Eredivisie titles between 2010-16.

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De Boer said it was “unbelievable” Palace did not beat Burnley on Sunday, as the Eagles fell to 0-4 and saw Scott Dann miss a wide open header.

Palace has not scored in its four Premier League losses, and De Boer will leave with a lone win coming in the EFL Cup (2-1 vs. Ipswich Town).

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