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Get De Boers in: Palace’s future looking bright (if not orange)

At last

Inside Croydon

Eagles fans probably owe Sam Allardyce a beer.

Palace chairman Steve Parish, right, with the club’s new manager, Frank De Boer

Not just for keeping Crystal Palace in the Premier League, which was a deed worth £100million in TV revenues alone.

But Palace supporters owe a vote of thanks to their former boss for a sacrifice which has opened up a bright future for the club. And they might want to show their gratitude, too, to Steve Parish (yet again), and Louis van Gaal for the parts they played in the appointment of the club’s latest manager.

In Frank De Boer, Palace have made potentially their most exciting managerial appointment since Terry Venables stepped into the manager’s office in June 1976.

The appointment of De Boer, the 47-year-old former Ajax and Internazionale manager, had been an open secret since last week, but the formal business was held back to extract…

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