Crystal Palace fans have taken to Twitter to react after they found out that Frank de Boer had lost his first game in charge of Atlanta United.
The former Palace boss was appointed as the MLS Cup winners’ manager just before Christmas, but got off to a disappointing start with his new charges as they lost 3-1 to Herediano – in fairness, that’s better than his start with the Eagles, in which he oversaw a 3-0 loss to Huddersfield.
De Boer lasted just 77 days at Selhurst Park during his short tenure in south London, managing just four league games and failing to see his side score a single goal on their way to successive defeats – his only win came in the Carabao Cup against Ipswich.
The main issue with the 48-year-old Dutchman’s time at Palace was his tendency to deploy some players out of position, with Joel Ward stuck out in a right wing-back role whilst Luka Milivojevic was put at centre-back.
By the sounds of things, those issues are still going on at Atlanta, and Palace fans have taken to Twitter to react…
Terrible start to Frank De Boer era, and he deserves a lot of blame for 3-1 loss. #ATLUTD was very vulnerable defensively (biggest mistake was Parkhurst on right side of back 3), way too open and disconnected in transition, looked unprepared and disorganized.#CSHvATL #SCCL2019 pic.twitter.com/kFgSRVY2ZY
— Joga Bonito USA (@Jasoninho10) February 22, 2019
Back 3 looking ineffective- defensively vulnerable- poor tactical decisions… I’m sure I’ve heard this before somewhere…?
— Ebo (@ebeling_J) February 22, 2019
Good old Frank….pretty quickly you’ll realise this guy was a great player but is useless as a manager. Good luck, unfortunately you’ll need it.
— Zilfried Waha (@Howahazil) February 22, 2019
Eerily similar to his first game at Palace.
— Tom (@droneybennett) February 22, 2019
Welcome to the FDB era, you’ll love it
— Jamie Russell (@JimRuss1980) February 22, 2019
Hmmmm…wonder if you’ll give more games than we did! ????????
— Simple Simon (@dopeydad5869) February 22, 2019
Hmm sounds a little familiar… https://t.co/MgDDCCV0zY
— Petros Hajioannou (@Pets93) February 22, 2019
Well that is a surprise. https://t.co/SjvHi1yuj2
— Five Year Plan ? (@FYPFanzine) February 22, 2019
The man is still trying to play people out of position and thinks he will get away with it
— Max Wildenberg (@Max_Wildenberg) February 22, 2019