London - Premier
League strugglers Crystal Palace ended manager Neil Warnock's brief
second spell in charge on Saturday following a dismal run of one win in
12 games, the club said in a statement.
A 3-1 home defeat by
Southampton on Friday left Palace in the relegation zone, third from
bottom on 15 points from 18 games. Warnock, appointed in August, is the
first Premier League manager to lose his job this season.
Palace Football Club can today confirm that Neil Warnock has been
relieved of his duties and is no longer first-team manager," Palace said
on their website (www.cpfc.co.uk).
"The club would like to put on record its thanks to Neil for all his hard work and energy over the past four months."
London club have lost three and drawn three of their last six games,
their last win coming against Liverpool on Nov. 23. Palace make the trip
across London to face Queens Park Rangers on Sunday with Keith Millen
taking charge as caretaker manager.
Warnock, 66, returned to
Selhurst Park after Tony Pulis, who had steered them to an 11th-place
finish against the odds last season, departed two days before the start
of the current campaign.
Warnock left Palace in 2010 after they
went into administration, joining Queens Park Rangers and taking them
into the Premier League before being sacked eight months later, in
The following month he was appointed manager of Leeds United, only to be fired just over a year later.
Warnock has managed 13 clubs, starting in non-League football almost 35 years ago.