De Boer vows to fight for Palace future

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It's a "show me some improvement or you'll get the axe" type situation for him, and he'll be lucky to get any sleep Saturday night. If we play on the left, what our full-back has to do is go automatically so I don't have to shout from the bench.

After scoring a last minute penalty against Tottenham Hotspur in his first appearance for the club before the worldwide break, Wood capitalised on a terrible back-pass from Lee Chung-yong to give the Clarets the lead after just three minutes at Turf Moor.

While De Boer would have been hoping for some good news after another frustrating game, breaking records wouldn't have cheered the Dutchman up.

So Crystal Palace are ready to sack Frank De Boer, if they get beat at Burnley this weekend. The club are said to have contemplated sacking De Boer during the worldwide break, as the relationship between the manager and Palace chairman Steve Parish is reportedly "at breaking point".

"I was keen to get here and start my Premier League career off again and hopefully kick on in the right direction".

"I took a step back to the Championship, a league I know very well, and I knew one day I would be back here (in the Premier League)".

The Eagles slipped to a fourth defeat in a row as they lost out 1-0 at Turf Moor, despite Palace dominating the game throughout.

"I've been really impressed, even though it's early days, but I can guarantee we won't be taking Palace lightly", confirmed Dyche.

Nevertheless, Palace, while showing they are adept at shooting themselves in the foot, remain the only team in England without a league goal.

They had more touches in the box, more shots and created twice as many clear-cut openings as they had in any fixture this season.

According to The Telegraph, Crystal Palace have given Frank de Boer one more game to save his job. De Boer's switch seemed rooted in more reluctance - he said before the match he wanted to take his players back to their "comfort zone".

While Cork will add little to his new side going forward, his ability to organise those around him and continually communicate with teammates will add further resistance to Sean Dyche's already well oiled defensive setup.

All of those responses might indicate de Boer's time with the club is nearing an end. "I'd like to prove a lot of people wrong, definitely, there's always people that say things, but that's for me to go out there and do my best for the club".

"I talked to all the potential managers and said: we need an evolution over a period of time", Parish said.

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