Crystal Palace Dismiss Neil Warnock

Crystal Palace have sacked manager Neil Warnock four months after returning for a second spell at Selhurst Park.

The 66-year-old becomes the first Premier League manager to be shown the exit doors this season, with the ‘Eagles’ in the relegation Zone.

The club’s 3-1 home defeat by Southampton on Boxing Day was their sixth game without a win.

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

Neil Warnock Was Named New Eagles Coach Following Tony Pulis' Departure.
Neil Warnock Was Named New Eagles Coach Following Tony Pulis’ Departure.

Assistant manager Keith Millen will be in charge for the trip to Queens Park Rangers on Sunday on a caretaker capacity as the club look to appoint a permanent successor in a short while.

Pulis left Palace 48 hours to the start of the season after guiding them to an 11th place finish and being named manager of the year last season.

Warnock won just three of his 16 league games in his second spell, yielding a win percentage of 18.8% compared to Pulis’ 42.3%.

Warnock’s dismissal is the latest change of manager in a Premier League season in 19 years.