Crystal Palace Let Sponsor Neteller Break News of New Manager Neil Warnock

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterAugust 27, 2014

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23:  Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock shouts instructions during the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON 4th Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace at Molineux Stadium on January 23, 2010 in Wolverhampton, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
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Crystal Palace's appointment of Neil Warnock as their new manager was broken by the club's shirt sponsor, Neteller, in a bizarre move by the team.

The Premier League outfit announced before the confirmation that the Neteller account was the place to go for the news:

The club's new manager will be announced at 1.05pm @NETELLER

— Crystal Palace FC (@CPFC) August 27, 2014

Sure enough, its confirmation came first:

BREAKING NEWS - @CPFC are delighted to announce that Neil Warnock has been appointed as their new manager with immediate effect #cpfc

— NETELLER (@NETELLER) August 27, 2014

As a marketing ploy, we can only imagine Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward is kicking himself that he didn't let Chevrolet reveal the Angel Di Maria deal.