Latest EPL casualty: Crystal Palace sack manager Warnock

Neil Warnock has become the first managerial casualty of the 2014-15 English Premier League season after he was sacked by Crystal Palace on Saturday, according to the BBC.

The former Sheffield United boss, who was into his second spell with Palace, was relieved of his duties in the aftermath of the Eagles' 3-1 EPL defeat to Southampton on Boxing Day - a result which saw the club drop into the relegation zone.

They sit one point below Hull City who are in 17th pace.

The club are yet to make an official announcement as of 7.50pm on Saturday, Singapore time.

Warnock was appointed by Palace on Aug 27 after Tony Pulis' shock departure from the club with less than two days to the start of the new season.

However, the 66-year-old, who has also managed Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers in the past, was unable to inspire Palace to a run of good form during his four months at the helm.

Palace have won just three of their 16 matches under Warnock's guidance and it appears that their latest defeat was the last straw.

Assistant manager Keith Millen has been placed in temporary charge of the Eagles, starting with Sunday's clash with Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.

Sources: BBC, Reuters

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