Frank De Boer

Frank de Boer: one game to save his job

Crystal Palace will give manager Frank de Boer just one more game to save his job at the club, following the Eagles’ dismal start to he new season, according to the Telegraph.

Woeful start

Crystal Palace 2017/18: played three, lost three, scored zero, conceded six.

Despite only having appointed Frank de Boer in the summer, Palace chairman Steve Parish is already having doubts.

The pair have held crisis talks following the club’s woeful start to the new campaign.

Not only have Palace lost all three games, they’ve also lost to sides they’d be hoping to pick up points against; the likes of Huddersfield and Swansea.

One more game

The club have apparently been considered very hard over the international break whether they should sack De Boer.

De Boer took training on Tuesday and Wednesday, seen by the players as a sign he has at least one more game in charge.

Palace next travel to Burnley, in what will be a very stern test for the Eagles.

Ahead of the game, he was due to face questions on Thursday, however, the press conference has been moved to Friday.

This is due to the new training schedule at the club.

Adapting

Crystal Palace’s board are hoping that the 47-year-old will show he can adapt.

Indications suggest De Boer will be reverting to a 4-3-3 formation, opposed to playing three-at-the-back.

Replacement?

Should Frank de Boer be relieved of his coaching duties, Dougie Freedman is expected to take charge.

Freedman recently returned to the club after being appointed as Sporting Director on 21 August.

He could well take charge should Crystal Palace suffer a fourth consecutive defeat on Sunday.

Stam’s support

Frank de Boer has been handed the support of his former Ajax assistant and current Reading manager Jaap Stam.

Stam believes that de Boer needs time to be successful at Selhurst park.

“The club made the decision to get Frank because of his way of working and how he wanted to play.

Sometimes as a manager you need to have time to build something and create a certain atmosphere within the group that gets results.

The only thing is; are we patient enough and do you get the time? That’s not always the case.”