Neil Warnock becomes the first manager in the 2014/15 premier league season to be sacked. For the second time he left Crystal Palace after the club is currently struggling in the relegation zone.

 

After Palace’s 3-1 defeat at home to Southampton, Crystal Palace slipped into the relegation zone. This is also their sixth league game without a win.

 

After the club endured a win percentage of less than 20 percentage this season, the board lost patience with the manager and pulled the axe on him.

 

The statement read: “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.”

 

The statement also added that assistant manager Keith Millen will be in charge for Crystal Palace’s trip to Queens Park Rangers. “Keith Millen will lead the team against Queens Park Rangers tomorrow as caretaker manager,” the statement read.

 

Warnock’s departure means the 2014/15 season is the third longest wait for a manager to be sacked after 1992/93 when Chelsea axed Ian Porterfield on 15 February and 1995/96 when Roy McFarland left Bolton on 2 January.

 

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