And here it is. Confirmation. Dougie Freedman has joined Bolton Wanderers and Crystal Palace will hunt for a brand new manager starting immediately.
The news comes hot on the heels of an official statement from Crystal Palace FC:
Crystal Palace Football Club can confirm that first team manager Dougie Freedman has joined Bolton Wanderers. The Board of the Club would like to put on record their thanks to Dougie for all his efforts over the past couple of years and their disappointment over the events of the past few days .The search for a replacement starts immediately.
The team at tonight's game against Barnsley will be taken by Assistant Manager Lennie Lawrence and first team coach Curtis Fleming.
We await official word from Bolton Wanderers and the obligatory photo of Dougie with the scarf. As soon as that happens, we will absolutely let you know. Dougie Freedman's Super White Army. A new era starts here.