Burley sacked by Crystal Palace
By Luke Thornhill
Updated Saturday, 1st January 2011
George Burley has become the first Championship manager to be sacked in 2011, with Crystal Palace calling time on his reign after a 3-0 loss to Millwall on New Year's Day.
The defeat, thanks to a hat-trick from Jason Puncheon, ensured the Eagles remained in the relegation zone.
Dougie Freedman, Burley's assistant, has been put in charge in a caretaker capacity: his first game will be against another temporary manager, against David Unsworth's Preston North End on Monday.