Dougie Freedman appointed Palace boss

Dougie Freedman has been appointed Crystal Palace manager – signing a two-and-a-half-year deal with the club.

The South London Press – ie. not the Croydon Sadvertiser – broke the story tonight

Freedman, 36, has been in caretaker charge for the last two matches since the sacking of George Burley.

Freedman has accepted the Palace job and will now concentrate on hauling his side out of the relegation zone.

The Scot arrived back at Selhurst Park in March, ending his playing career at Southend United, to become assistant manager to Paul Hart.

The pair helped to keep the club, deducted 10 points for going into administration in March, in the Championship following a win on the final day of the season at Sheffield Wednesday.

Freedman stayed on at Palace during the summer – despite uncertainty over Palace’s future – and continued as No2 under Burley.

Palace opted for Freedman after failing to land Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe.

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | SPORT | Breaking news: Dougie Freedman appointed Palace boss.

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