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FAN VIEW: I'm delighted with the sacking of Neil Warnock

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Palace fan and online columnist for the Advertiser, James Sandford, has given his reaction to Neil Warnock's sacking this morning...

As a Palace fan of 20 years all I crave for is stability. For as long as I can remember managers who have lasted longer than 12 months are in short supply. 

Neil Warnock is no exception, out the door after just four months in charge. But on this occasion, I'm happy he's been given the boot.

I'm not normally one for advocating the sacking of managers but in this case I have made an exception.

First and foremost I don't think Warnock should have been hired in the first place. He said himself that he was 7th choice at the time, so surely the writing was on the wall from that point on.

Having initially supported the appointment, I slowly came to realise that Warnock was out of his depth. He seemed to just be happy to be there and I was never truly convinced that he would deliver the goods. 

The signing of Wilfried Zaha appeared to be one to get the fans on-side early on. It is a signing that hasn't really paid dividends. Failure to sign a recognised left-back has also contributed to poor results on the pitch.

Another thing that has irked me after recent games is his attitude towards the media and some of the comments he has made. His statements after the Southampton game about last years team being 'lucky' showed a weakness that you should never see from a Premier League manager. 

It was almost an admission that he wasn't up to the task and was reliant on good fortune.

Maybe that was the final straw for Mr Parish. It certainly was for me.

A run of one win in 12 games has ultimately seen Warnock handed his P45 and I think the timing is spot-on. It will give the new man the whole January window to shape a team that will hopefully keep us in the Premier League.

It has been muted that Tony Pulis is being lined up for a sensational return. I would steer clear of this like the plague. It will never will live up to the heights of last year.

I would try to persuade Tim Sherwood to take the reins. A young progressive manager that hopefully can stay in the hot-seat long enough to be around at Christmas next year.

Follow me on Twitter @james_sandford

FAN VIEW: I'm delighted with the sacking of Neil Warnock


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