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5 realistic replacements for Frank De Boer

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'Big Sam' Allardyce won 44% of his games as Crystal Palace manager

We may only be three games into the 2017/18 season, but time is already ticking for Crystal Palace manager Frank De Boer. The South London team are already firmly rooted in the relegation zone after losing all three of their opening games. To make matters worse, Frank De Boer’s team have drawn blanks in all three of those games, whilst shipping in six goals.

Despite managing two of the most famous clubs in Europe in Ajax and Inter Milan, the Dutchman has never experienced such a pressure as he is now facing. The fans are on his back, the media have turned their initial plaudits into abuse and the world is watching closely.

The Premier League is a multi-billion-pound industry, so much so that a few losses can have much detrimental damage to the value of a club. That’s why managers are churned out at will nowadays and Frank De Boer may possibly be next.

Here are 5 realistic replacements for Frank De Boer:

#5 Sam Allardyce

The papers have been abuzz recently with rumours that Sam Allardyce is considering coming out of retirement to rescue Crystal Palace, again. Last season the 62-year old swooped in to lift the South London team from 17th up to 14th, saving them from impending relegation. His relegation-avoiding skills may be needed again as the Eagles are facing an ominous season if things aren’t to be changed.

Sam Allardyce has never been relegated in 16 years of Premier League management. In that time, he’s managed six clubs including; Newcastle, West Ham, Blackburn, Sunderland, Bolton & Crystal Palace. Add to that, he has a 100%-win record as England manager. There’s no better man for the job and Frank De Boer will not be missed if it were to happen. 

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