Championship news

Burley sacked by Palace

January 1, 2011

Crystal Palace manager George Burley paid the price for Saturday afternoon's 3-0 defeat at Millwall when he was sacked by the South London club.

George Burley failed to steer Crystal Palace away from danger
GettyImagesGeorge Burley failed to steer Crystal Palace away from danger

The former Scotland chief was axed just hours after his side were condemned to a third defeat in five matches to remain in the Championship relegation zone.

A Palace statement read: "We would like to thank George for his dedication and hard work and share his regret that things didn't work out for him here."

Assistant boss Dougie Freedman will take charge of Monday's clash with bottom side Preston.