Frank de Boer's sacking suggests Crystal Palace don't know where they want to be

Frank de Boer, Steve Parish

Steve Parish could hardly have been clearer.

“I talked to all the potential managers and said: ‘We need an evolution over a period of time’,” the Crystal Palace chairman declared at Frank de Boer’s unveiling in June, which marked the conclusion of a month-long process that began with a blank page and a 37-name shortlist.

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