Conte sorry for sacked Eagles coach

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Frank De Boer

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is sympathetic towards Frank De Boer after Crystal Palace sacked the Dutch coach early Monday morning.

While Conte refused to be drawn into the debate if The Eagles were right or wrong in sacking their coach four games into the season, the Italian gaffer said he was very sorry for De Boer to be kicked out.

'I am sorry for him. It is normal when you start to work you try to ask for a bit of time for your work. I am sorry for him. To be a coach in the league is a great experience and to have only four games I am sorry for him. It is a pity. It is always very difficult to talk about the situations of another team, but for the man I am sorry for him.

'We know very well that our job is this. One game you win, you are top then you lose and you are the worst coach. Not just in England but the whole world. It is important to always have the right balance to judge. Every club must judge the work of the coach and sometimes there is a bit of emotion and you make a decision very strong after an emotional moment.'

Four successive defeats in the Premier League without scoring spelled a quick end to De Boer’s tenure.

The Dutch legend failed to get Palace to adapt to his style, and he is set to be replaced by Roy Hodgson.

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