Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish makes plea to supporters on Twitter

Roy Hodgson speaks during a press conference
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish makes plea to supporters on Twitter

12 September, 2017

The Dutchman, who was in charge for just 77 days, had the shortest ever reign in terms of Premier League matches.

Premier League clubs who start the season poorly usually don't start panicking and looking for a new manager until at least October.

The Dutch manager has experienced a very hard start to his time with the London club.

Palace welcome Southampton to the capital this weekend before trips to Manchester City and United followed by a clash with Chelsea.

The Eagles have started their Premier League campaign with defeats to Huddersfield, Liverpool, Swansea and Burnley, conceding seven goals and scoring none.

"I don't know", De Boer told reporters after the game when asked if he feared the worst.

But however painful these 90 minutes at Turf Moor turned out to be, Palace were - according to Sean Dyche - "genuinely the better side" and were improved.

Frank de Boer Manager of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between Burnley and Crystal Palace at Turf Moor
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish makes plea to supporters on Twitter

During the global break, chairman Steve Parish admitted the start to the new campaign had "not been great", adding "it's a results-based business, so if you don't get wins".

Thus far, the Ajax-inspired revolution that De Boer has attempted to implement hasn't worked.

There are lots of different ways to lose a match, and that was not the kind of display you see from a team where the manager has lost the dressing room and his side are not playing for him.

"Then a two-year period followed when he didn't win titles and then suddenly there were a lot of different clubs, which made it hard".

Another tough defeat to take. our luck has to change soon if we play and create the chances we did today! After a month of deliberation, the Eagles chose to hand De Boer the job, but the club's hierarchy could now have an egg firmly planted in their face following a rotten start to the season, in which De Doer's troops have failed to take to his philosophy, leaving the struggling club 19th in the table.

In the two home losses, Palace's players have looked uncomfortable adapting to De Boer's possession-based approach, which is a giant leap from the pragmatism, directness and counter-attacking favoured by previous manager Sam Allardyce.

The south London club have been strongly linked with a move to appoint former England boss Roy Hodgson to replace the departing Dutch manager.

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