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After Crystal Palace nightmare, Frank de Boer’s next assignment shows his fall from grace

Frank de Boer was announced as Atlanta United’s new manager on Sunday, replacing the outgoing Gerardo Martino.

From the Premier League to Major League Soccer, the former Crystal Palace manager’s new assignment shows his dramatic fall from grace since the start of the 2017/18 campaign.

De Boer arrived at Selhurst Park in 2017 with an impressive resume boasting spells at Ajax and Inter Milan.

But after only five matches in charge, the Dutchman was sacked after losing all four of his league mathces, with Palace failing to score a goal in each match.

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The Eagles failed to adapt to De Boer’s possession-based style of play, resulting in one of the shortest managerial reigns in recent memory and a September sacking.

Without a job since 2017, De Boer will now take over in Atlanta, the defending champions of MLS. Although the club has excelled since joining the league as an expansion team, the gulf in quality between the Premier League and MLS is vast.

From failing at Selhurst Park, no European clubs trusted Frank de Boer with managing their club, revealing an embarrassing step down and a new challenge with Atlanta United.

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