The 66-year-old was only appointed in August but has not made it to 2015.
It nearly happened. It looked for a while like the Premier League managers were going to last until the New Year. But, just a few days shy, Crystal Palace have become the first to break the spell.
The 66-year-old has been sacked for the second time by Palace in the past four years and was only appointed in August of this year, controversially replacing the popular Tony Pulis at Selhurst Park.
But after the 3-1 defeat to Southampton yesterday Palace slipped into the bottom three, and have not won a game in six, since they defeated Liverpool 3-1 at the end of November. Prior to that they had not won a game in another five games, so Palace clearly needed to make a change at the top of the table.
The search is now on for a replacement and they have a tricky period ahead of them, with games against QPR and Aston Villa in the next few days.
A managerial appointment is needed fast, however they need to ensure that this time they make the right appointment.