Reports Suggest Frank de Boer’s Job Is Far From Safe

1 Posted by - September 1, 2017 - News

Whilst transfer deadline day saw long-term Palace target Mamadou Sakho finally make his permanent switch to SE25, deals for Everton’s Oumar Niasse and Brondby goalkeeper Frederick Ronnow fell through at the last minute, raising yet more doubts over Frank de Boer’s future.

This piece from The Independent’s Ed Malyon summarises the days events, whilst giving the impression that, despite the Dutchman still being officially employed by the club, he may not actually stay long enough to take charge of our trip to face Burnley next weekend.

Although his appointment was met with a great deal of enthusiasm by the Palace faithful, the reality of a pointless three-game start to life in the Premier League has left plenty wondering whether or not Frank is indeed the right man to bring about an evolution in playing style at Selhurst Park.

In fairness to the former Ajax gaffer, there are more than a few supporters who blame the board for bringing in a manager known for a possession-based style of play and not backing him with the sort of signings necessary to make it work but as you can from the article referenced above, discussions are believed to have taken place between Parish and De Boer over the budgetary constraints prior to him signing on the dotted line.

Quite where this leaves us as things stand is anyone’s guess. Although Sakho’s arrival has created a tidal-wave of joy amongst our fans, it’s quite clear that the ex-Liverpool man was a long-standing club target and not one specifically earmarked by De Boer; a fact which points towards his lack of authority behind the scenes already.

No one wants to see a a manager lose his job after just three league fixtures, the mere thought of it seems ridiculous in principle but reading into Ed’s words above, I wouldn’t write off the possibility of a new man taking charge of the team at Turf Moor just yet.

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11 Comments

  • Jose Fonte baby? Jose Fonte? Oh oh oh September 1, 2017 - 10:39 am Reply

    If he goes the board need to seriously think about long term strategy and contingency planning. Really does feel like we’ve been making it up as we go along since Moody and Pulis left.

    The fact we have no back up striker and actually took until 2am to wrap Sakho up was very frustrating yesterday. Deal should have been done as soon as the last season ended. Bravo for getting content written and published after such a short amount of sleep!

    • admin September 1, 2017 - 10:42 am Reply

      Haha! Cheers, JFB. In hindsight, I can’t believe we weren’t all in for Dyche.

      • Jose Fonte baby? Jose Fonte? Oh oh oh September 1, 2017 - 11:00 am Reply

        At the time we were told there was money to turn help transform the team. Had we known there was no money i’m sure Dyche/Silva would have been preferred.

  • Sharpy September 1, 2017 - 12:05 pm Reply

    So what happens when a new manager comes in and we loose the first three game do we sack them to !! Total madness we have to give de bore more time.

  • tzcar September 1, 2017 - 1:00 pm Reply

    come on,it,s clear fdb,s style does not sit well with the palace ethos.u can moan about the board.but for me,to try and implement a change of style,with these player,s,and the ferocousness of the premiership,points to arrogance,and self delusion. should have got sean dyche,he,s a palace type manager,and we would have progressed under him.

  • Spiceboy September 1, 2017 - 1:15 pm Reply

    Sharpy your in dream land if u think things r gonna improve I have it on good authority he doesn’t want sakho either. Players hate his man management & style u lose them u ain’t winning jack

  • Sharpy September 1, 2017 - 2:19 pm Reply

    Why would Dyche come to Palace ? If anyone thinks we’re a better option than Burnley they’re mad ! So who do we get in ? I think he should be given more time than 3 games. If he’s sacked fine but why can Swansea play a passing game with players many would say are not as good as ours and we can’t ? There players weren’t brought up playing that way.
    Our new manager is already sat in the stands and if he looses a couple of games there will be riots !!!!!

  • Phil H September 1, 2017 - 2:49 pm Reply

    I think the problems are:
    1. FDB’s man management style.
    2. 3/4/3 is not suited to squad.
    3. Transfers not happened to enable 3/4/3.

    So not just FDB’s fault but board bear responsibility as well. We don’t seem to be able to get a manager to stay and build like Moyes did at Everton.

  • Sharpy September 1, 2017 - 2:57 pm Reply

    I think we need to give him a few more games how can we tell, look how it started for Big Sam.

  • Richard C September 1, 2017 - 4:02 pm Reply

    Lots more games at home to look forward to next season! I have never seen such a clusterf… of an organisation like Palace. Totally depressed with whole thing.

    • Eric The Ninja September 1, 2017 - 5:40 pm Reply

      Never seen such a clusterf…? I take it you don’t remember the Jordan days… or Goldberg! What Sharpy said: look how it started for Big Sam. You have to really try to fail to get relegated before xmas. Anyone who expects Henno (PBUH) to be a keeper in a top half team is dreaming.

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