You’d be forgiven for thinking that Frank de Boer’s woefully brief tenure at Selhurst Park was, at the very least, a learning curve for the Dutchman.
However, if the reaction by Atlanta United fans on social media is anything to go by, it would seem that he is still insistent on the style of play that failed in the Premier League and that it isn’t going any better across the Atlantic.
The MLS outfit were thumped by Mexican club Monterrey in the CONCACAF Champions League on Thursday, with the hosts running out comfortable 3-0 victors.
De Boer has persisted with the 3-4-3 which he unsuccessfully attempted to implement at Selhurst Park and the Atlanta faithful are raising the same points that Eagles fans were in 2017.
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Given the short 77 days he was afforded at Selhurst Park, de Boer and his ambitious philosophies were doomed to fail and his next job doesn’t look like it’s going particularly well, either.
The suggestion was that de Boer was the failure rather than the players and, considering that this is now the third team that the tactical extremist has tried and failed to convert into the next Ajax, it would seem Steve Parish was right to give him the boot.
Here’s what Palace fans had to say on Twitter as history appears to be repeating itself…
I usually don’t take joy in failure but I am lapping up every moment of this ?
— CPFC HQ (@CPFCHQ) March 7, 2019
He’s useless guys. Sorry.
— Zilfried Waha (@Howahazil) March 7, 2019
It’s just fascinating how they could hire someone like that
— Daniel Wallis (@wallisdanny) March 7, 2019
Might have the worst tactics of any manager I’ve seen. Utterly clueless
— officer thorny (@officerthorny) March 7, 2019
OMG the deja vu is overwhelming
— Moody Ratel (@MoodyRatel) March 7, 2019
— Valentino (@val_cpfc) March 7, 2019
It’s started already ???
— WHƎDDSTA (@Wheddsta) March 7, 2019
— Rich Dean (@rdeano90) March 7, 2019