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Palace had no confidence in De Boer two weeks ago

Palace had no confidence in De Boer two weeks ago

Sports
Crystal Palace were already considering replacing manager Frank de Boer two weeks before he was eventually sacked.De Boer, 47, met with Palace chairman Steve Parish and sporting director Dougie Freedman on Monday, 28 August. Parish and Freedman left that meeting very underwhelmed and with no confidence that the Dutchman was the right man to turn Palace's fortunes around.They made contact with former England manager Roy Hodgson - the favourite to take over at Selhurst Park - and other potential replacements about their availability that week - but the club's focus turned to player recruitment at the end of the transfer window.De Boer was expected to be sacked before Sunday's trip to Burnley and although that did not materialise and there were signs of encouragement despite Palace's 1-0 defe...
Hung parliament sinks business confidence, IoD finds

Hung parliament sinks business confidence, IoD finds

Business
The uncertainty caused by the general election has led business confidence to sink "through the floor", according to a lobby group.A snap poll of 700 members of the Institute of Directors found a "dramatic drop" in confidence following the hung parliament.Members saw no clear way to resolve the political impasse quickly, the IoD said.However, it found there was "no desire" for another election this year.Going to the polls again before Christmas would have a negative impact on the UK economy, which was already facing global headwinds, the IoD said.The loss of the Conservatives' majority in the Commons has led Theresa May to seek the support of MPs from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party to govern.The resulting political uncertainty could have disastrous consequences for the UK eco...