Crystal Palace have sacked Frank de Boer after just 77 days as manager, with Roy Hodgson set to replace him at Selhurst Park.
The Dutchman, who succeeded Sam Allardyce in June, lost all four of his Premier League games without scoring; the worst start of any top-flight club in 93 years.
The Eagles dominated in a 1-0 defeat at Burnley on Sunday and De Boer hoped an improved performance would save him, but on Monday morning he was confirmed as the shortest-serving Premier League manager in terms of matches and said he is “disappointed about the decision”.
Verge24 sources understand that Hodgson is set to sign a two-year contract as his successor and bring in Ray Lewington, who worked with him for England, as his assistant.
But what they will be tasked with is unclear, after De Boer had been appointed to revamp Palace’s style of football and make them more effective in possession; mirroring that of Ajax, with whom he won four Eredivisie titles.
De Boer, who had a short 88-day spell in charge at Inter Milan after his time at Ajax, said on Instagram: “Very disappointed about the decision but never the less I want to thank the players, staff and the fans for their support. Good luck for the future.”