Neil Warnock sacked by Crystal Palace


After Crystal Palace lost to Southampton, Neil Warnock lost his job.

Warnock lasted exactly four months in charge at Palace after being hired on August 27th, two matches into the Premier League season.

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The firing puts an end to Warnock’s second stint as manager at Selhurst Park, after leading the club from 2007-2010.

Assistant manager Kevin Millan will handle coaching duties for their match against Queens Park Rangers on Sunday, but the club will begin their search for a full-time replacement immediately.

Here is an official statement from the club’s website:

Crystal Palace Football Club can today confirm that Neil Warnock has been relieved of his duties and is no longer first-team manager.

The club would like to put on record its thanks to Neil for all his hard work and energy over the past four months.

Keith Millen will lead the team against Queens Park Rangers tomorrow as caretaker manager.

It has been a tumultuous season for the Glaziers as former manager Tony Pulis left the club just two days before the start of the season this summer. Pulis led Palace to an 11th place finish in the league last season, their best finish ever, en route to being named Premier League Manager of the Season.

However, disagreements with upper management led Pulis to shockingly leave the club without a manager in August, and they have yet to recover.

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Through 18 matches, Palace sit in 18th place on the table, falling back into the relegation zone yesterday after a 3-1 loss to Southampton.

Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood has been penned the early favorite to take over at Selhurst Park, despite withdrawing his name from consideration in August.

We will have more news and details as they come in.