Neil Warnock sacked by Crystal Palace

Neil Warnock has become the first managerial casualty of the season after Crystal Palace sacked him today, the BBC have revealed.

Boxing Day saw Palace lose 3-1 at home to Southampton to make it just three wins from his 16 games in charge of the club.

The result left Palace in the relegation zone of the Premier League – although they just one point behind 17th placed Hull and a win would see them go as high as 15th.

Warnock was only appointed at Selhurst Park at the beginning of the season following the resignation of Tony Pulis, who had guided the club to record 11th placed finish that landed him the Premier League manager of the year award.

It was Warnock’s second spell in charge of the club having lead Palace between 2007 and 2010.

He left the club following their entrance into administration and despite declaring it would be his last position when he took over, joined London rivals Queens Park Rangers – and has held three more positions since.

He was chosen to take the Palace helm once more ahead of candidates such as Malky Mackay and Steve Clarke, with Tim Sherwood also interviewed before pulling out of the running.

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