Crystal Palace have received criticism from around the football world for their managerial situation has been handled.
The worst criticism has come from the Dutch media, unsurprisingly, with Steve Parish’s aims for better football dismissed as no more than pub plans, and the club’s DNA strictly sewn into what’s conceived to be poor football.
Given that Frank de Boer played around 150 games for Barcelona, the Catalan press are also interested, and Mundo Deportivo takes a swipe at Crystal Palace’s ‘incomprehensible’ decision making.
It’s pointed out that De Boer’s side were the better team against Burnley, and therefore Palace’s will to improve their style of football must be incredibly weak if they reach for the old routine so quickly.
What do Crystal Palace care if Roy Hodgson comes in and keeps them in the Premier League? Well, there seems to be the Europe wide opinion that the club are committed to kick and run, don’t care about style, and are happy as long they don’t get relegated.
Whilst it may be Palace getting most of the blame, De Boer’s own status has also been hit.
Once linked seriously with taking over at Barcelona, that’s now long gone, and whilst the failures at Inter Milan and Crystal Palace aren’t all his fault, it’s shown the Dutchman clearly has questionable decision making.