Ajax Manager Frank de Boer Not Available To Newcastle


There was news yesterday on Sky Sports that Frank de Boer’s agent said his client would not leave his post during the season, despite the reported interest from Newcastle United.

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Frank de Boer – would be great choice for Newcastle

That doesn’t surprise us too much, because when Tottenham were after him earlier this year he said he wound’t consider any move until after the season ended, and he was committed to concentrating on his job at Ajax until the end of the season.

Newcastle tend to let their best players leave in mid-season,  and now we have allowed Alan Pardew to move to Crystal Palace in mid-season, and we may now have trouble in recruiting a good manager to replace him.

We may have been just a little too obliging to Crystal Palace, without thinking enough of our own situation, that we will be short of an experienced manager.

De Boer has quickly become the bookmakers’ favorite to replace Alan Pardew on Tyneside, and Frank would be keen  to come to the club, but not until the summer.

This is what Frank’s representative Guido Albers told Sky Sports yesterday:

“Frank will never leave Ajax during this season.”  “There has been no contact to myself, or Ajax, from another club for Frank. We have received no approach at this stage.”

At this stage – those last three words are code for we are waiting for an approach from Newcastle.

And this is what Frank said last April about the potential Tottenham job he was linked with:

“Spurs have let Ajax know they will eventually talk to me at the end of the season,”  “I’m going to listen and talk. Then I’ll make my feelings known.”

“After the last league game against NEC on May 3rd,  I’ll think about it. I’ll talk to them and listen to what they have to say.”

“I would like to add something to a club like Brendan Rodgers did at Liverpool. I see a perspective at Tottenham Hotspur, just as Liverpool and Newcastle United sometimes are, they are sleeping giants.”

What we would like to see is for Newcastle to go after de Boer now, with a potential completion of the deal early in the summer,  and until then appoint somebody in temporary charge at Newcastle, for the rest of this season.

However, that’s probably not what owner Mike Ashley is thinking – and it could also be hard to pull off.

And maybe Frank de Boer wouldn’t be willing to put up with the constraints that will be placed on him by the Newcastle owner?

Somehow we think Mike Ashley will want to appoint another British manager to the Newcastle job.

What do you think?

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42 comments so far

  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #1

    no sh1t

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  • geordie157

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #2

    money talks, go get him!

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #3

    ashley wont pay money

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  • JamesToon

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #4

    We’ll see what happens with team selection and how different players respond, I’ve got a sneaky feeling Cabella will play out of his skin

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #5

    I’ll wait for FDB

    He’s worth waiting for, between Carr Carver and Beardsley we’d get by until summer.

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #6

    Looks like the silver fox has left the building at last. Maybe he has grown some balls if the rumours are true abt transfer policies.
    Personally dont see any big name manager coming in especially halfway through the season

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #7

    tequila

    i understand your hostility towards me, i really do, and i forgive you for being jealous of my superior footballing knowledge,
    but dont worry fella , the world needs numpties like you

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  • Reyantoon

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #8

    From previous..

    Tads – I don’t think so mate..

    dazzler – I hope you are right!

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #9

    I wonder if Carver will play Gouffran.

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  • Slank

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #10

    Managers in full time employment tend not to move voluntarily mid season unless an offer is received by their club that is worth accepting and the circumstances of the team and club are such that they can live without their manager.

    Not too sure that this is the case with Frank de Boer. Given his recent success with Ajak he will be a wanted man in Europe come the end of the season.

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #11

    Ibiza

    what have I missed on perez???

    jazzy

    morning how are you
    happy times the king has left the building

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  • tequilamag

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #12

    Catchy, you poor deluded little man. Enjoy the Pyrrhic victory. When pardew mark 2 comes in I look forwrad to your scathing comments and insightful thoughts

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  • JamesToon

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #13

    Are we able to arrange a deal so we get FDB in the summer now so that when we get to the summer we won’t face competition for him?

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  • nico

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #14

    Just heard from a reliable source who the new manager will be.
    Hope Powell as Ashley is going to get her to clean the changing rooms after games to save money.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #15

    Has it been confirmed yet that it’s only Pardew going?

    I presume Carver etc are staying? It’ll be really interesting to see if anything changes with the same background staff taking charge.

    Also, just a little note to all. Pardew has gone, which is the start of something new, but nothing has gone well or bad yet, so shouldn’t we keep the name calling and crowing down a bit?

    What’s been won? Granted there were a few that seemed infatuated with Pardew, but for many, it was simply a case of not thinking he was as bad as others and there was doubt about who would come in next. That’s not championing Pardew, it’s just having no faith in Ashley. Totally different and not cause for ridicule imo.

    We’ve finally got something new happening, maybe, shouldn’t we try to enjoy it whilst we can?

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #16

    JamesToon,
    Theoretically yes, but why would FDB want to agree to that and tie himself down when he could have more/brighter options come the summer?

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  • tequilamag

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #17

    James even in FDB wanted to come Mash would not have him

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  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #18

    Beer…Someone on here said they had read that one of the reasons Pardew wanted out is because he knew both Sissoko and Perez would be sold in Jan, with no replacements coming in.

    I was enquiring whether that was even possible as we only got him in the summer. Apparently it is.

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #19

    What’s going to happen if Pardew doesn’t take training?

    Our defence will be shocking and we’ll struggle to score goals, so no different to normal except I won’t have to look at the chancer.

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #20

    for what its worth, i think Ashley played his part in forcing him out, he could have demanded 5 million for him, but took 2, seems very strange to me, every million counts in his books, must be happy he is gone and he made money on him

    i think this has been being planed since the sunderland loss, p45 would have been in contact with palace weeks ago, it seems very strange that he gets the job right before the transfer window.

    i also think that there is no reason why FDB carnt talk and see what the score is, he was happy to mention us in the summer..

    but for me, Karanka is the man

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  • Slank

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #21

    Beer monkey

    Pardew insisted that Perez be bought. At the time it sounded like Perez was not on Carr’s list and therefore Pardew had to put his foot down.

    I suspect that Perez owes a lot to Pardew for ‘discovering’ him and giving him the opportunity to show what he can do at the highest levels.

    Whether that translates into following him to Palace we will have to see.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #22

    big month january – we’ll see what tubbs is all about once and foreall.
    this percy situation just brings everything together nicely – forces all issues to a head in the next 4 weeks.
    no top pl team will be left rudderless -no manager for any period.
    no top pl team who need a goal machine will not act in the next window.
    tubbs is football wiser even he will note the new breed of educated manager needed these days
    rangers up on their charges 27th january -tubbs will be forced to show his hand.

    all in the next 4 weeks – answers for toon fans.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #23

    Steve Bruce nailed on His reward for trying to sort out Ben Arfa He has already said he is happy to work under a limited budget He is 54 on new years eve A decent spell at the Toon would take him to retirement in the North East perfect

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #24

    tequila

    i had a reason for wanting us to lose games, you wanting us to get a poor manager just to prove your right is just madness.
    why

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #25

    Reyan
    You don’t think he’s left of his own accord? Ok…..

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  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #26

    Catchy…Forcing him out? Come on now 🙂

    He’s had loads of chances to get rid of him, probably with no compensation.

    He’s taken the opportunity as there is money involved. No one was ever going to be paying £5m for Pardew. That is unless you won the lottery and paid up his contract yourself that is…

    On FDB, I expect his advisor to say nothing less. I feel he probably is principled, but usualy money speaks.

    This is where I struggle, a principled man working for Ashley. Ashley throwing money at a manager. I know we’re all a little giddy about Pardew going, but surely that’s just one step too far?

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #27

    Ibiza

    sissoko yes perez bit soon I think

    but pards did tell us the otherday that he has caught the eye of fergie after he had a drink with him after man u game
    but I don’t think he will go yet he came here knowing he would get his chance to play he knows at a bigger club he will bench warm at best and he doesn’t want that

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  • tequilamag

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #28

    Mister Tuff do you really need another 4 weeks to make your mind up about MA ?
    Has the last 7 years taught you nothing ?

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #29

    Slank

    Where did you hear that about Perez and Pardew?

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #30

    Looks like this could be the BIG WIND DOWN of NEWCASTLE UNITED from Ashley so he can sell and take over Rangers.

    Get rid of manager/make him leave – no transfers in sell our best players – as he knows he will not get a decent manager in – another puppet.

    Maybe even relegation so can sell club at a knockdown price as if he gets complete control of Rangers – spends money to get them into Scottish Premiership and into the Champions League – then with the money paid out for getting there and world wide advertising of Spunk Detest he will recoup his losses

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #31

    Beermonkey

    Good morning sir, Hope you and the family have had a great Christmas.
    This morning I am both relieved that Pardew’s time has come to an end, but at the same time worried what the next step will be by the fat controller. I am very doubtful that we will bring in a top manager mid season and I think it would be a massive mistake for Colo to take charge.

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  • tequilamag

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #32

    Catchy you had your reasons for wanting us to lose. Pretty twisted reasoning imo.
    You still don`t get it do you. It was never about Pardew for me it was about wanting the club to do well. If The club did well so did Pardew .

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  • jimiley

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #33

    BREAKING NEWS:
    Jonny Evans takes over the reins at Man U and Mertesacker is the new manager at Arsenal.
    Sounds stupid? Watch it happen for real at the Toon because no decent manager would touch us with a barge pole.
    Colo to be given a one hour rolling contract coz we are big on continuity. The club makes it up as it goes along. Joke club..

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #34

    slank

    never heard that about pards and perez I presumed he was just a scouting find that’s worked out a lot better than we hoped he was bought for the 21s

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  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #35

    Tequila… Stop wishing bad managers on us, you negger 🙂

    Beer…If he’s to be believed, the lad turned down some big teams to play here, so maybe he’ll refuse a move to keep his progress up.

    Mind, I suppose it’s not too far fetched for him to be told he wont be played, so go. I guess it depends on how much profit there is to be made. I’d think it a short sighted move. Whatever he’s worth now, surely must go up in the near fututre. Mind, Ashley probably thought that about Tiote a few years back and even Pardew who he’s only managed to scrape £2m odd for 🙂

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  • Slank

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #36

    Mister T

    Given that history has shown that newly arrived managers tend to want to buy ‘their’ own players to fit into ‘their’ way of playing and discard some existing players it would make sense to refrain from buying and selling players in the transfer market whilst there is no new manager.

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #37

    Slank
    There is not a cat in hell’s chance Perez will leave Nufc to go to Palace mate. Nufc will hopefully be the making of him being a fantastic footballer and maybe in time he will leave for bigger and better things if we continue to just tread water of mid table mediocrity. But not a chance yet pal !!

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  • jimiley

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #38

    This outcome proves that the fat controller was always desperate to get rid of Pards but would not pay the compensation. Brilliant work by the fat man. Some idiot wants Pards and the fat man gets more money!!!!!!

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #39

    ibiza

    its not about his worth, its about he didnt put up a fight to keep him. he could have dragged it out, he had could have used the im on holiday ,il sort it out when i get back, but he didnt.

    in all the opertunities to get rid of him could have came with clauses in his contract for some sort of compensation , who knows, but he is gone that is all that matters

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 30, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #40

    jazzy

    xmas was awesome I have a 2 nearly 3 year old so its been great
    how was urs good I hope

    yeah glad he has I don’t fear life without pards as I am sure plenty of managers could a better job also I don’t think Ashley will risk relegation it would his wallet to much

    lots of rumours flying around afraid only time will tell

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