Frank de Boer to be sacked if Crystal Palace lose to Burnley

18. Jacques Santini lasted 155 days in charge

"There were like four or five 100 per cent chances". That's why I first tried Andros Townsend there but then we were a little more vulnerable defensively.

The struggles have seen reports saying de Boer's job was on the line, and his seat will only grow hotter after Sunday's defeat.

His side were stricken by misfortune today, with Chung Yong Lee's misweighted backpass allowing Chris Wood to nip in and slide the ball past Wayne Hennessey in the third minute.

It has been reported that former England manager Roy Hodgson could be under consideration to take over from De Boer should results not improve this weekend.

However, while there's no doubt that on paper it looks like De Boer's troops have had a shocker, against Burnley they had 65% of possession and a staggering 23 shots to Burnley's four, while the goal they conceded was a shocking error.

"We are not getting sentimental or something like that, no we just continue with what we believe in and that is what we are going to do". I remember Van Gaal when he started at Bayern Munich.

“Im coming along well and Im probably two or three weeks away from being where I want to be, ” he said.

After a penalty shoot-out in the Championship play-off final cost Reading a return to the Premier League last season, the former Manchester United defender knows all too well about the demands within the English game.

"I think I am capable of scoring most (kinds of goals)".

Crystal Palace legend John Salako has urged Frank De Boer to be more arrogant in order to turn things around at Selhurst Park.

“Nahki is a player I have known for a while, ” Dyche told reporters yesterday.

Turf Moor was a fortress for the Clarets for most of last season, but having seen West Brom take all three points here already this term Burnley were in no mood to see the walls penetrated again.

In one sense De Boer is right that he is being caricatured.

"As we've been successful I've been able to play my part in helping the team and the club grow".

They pushed and pushed for an equaliser, and Pope made a fine save from Benteke after he had broken into the penalty area for what was Palace's best chance of the match. "The ups and downs of any side don't guarantee you anything in the Premier League and I think every team in the Premier League is a good side".

"You're looking at the manager and saying he's under pressure - but his team tried everything in the second half and they couldn't have done much more with what they had on the pitch", he said.

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