Frank de Boer has said that he feels honored to be linked with the Newcastle head coach job, and he’s always talked in lyrical terms about Newcastle United who he thinks are a sleeping giant in the English game.
Frank de Boer – honored by Newcastle interest
Newcastle are trying to fill the vacancy left when Alan Pardew left Newcastle last week to manager his former club Crystal Palace.
This is what he has told the Algemeen Dagblad today:
“I am honoured by the interest from Newcastle United.” “But for the next six months I am only focusing on Ajax.”
Of course Newcastle have a number of Dutchmen now at the club in Siem de Jong, Vurnon Anita, Daryl Janmaat and Tim Krul in the playing squad, os they would help him to settle in quickly – if he should get the job.
Frank de Boer is also the favorite among Newcastle fans if a continental coach is appointed.
Who Do You Want As New Newcastle Head Coach?
- Frank de Boer (58%, 6,784 Votes)
- Remi Garde (21%, 2,465 Votes)
- Thomas Tuchel (9%, 1,025 Votes)
- Temuri Ketsbaia (4%, 477 Votes)
- Paul Clement (3%, 321 Votes)
- Christophe Galtier (3%, 311 Votes)
- Aitor Karanka (2%, 290 Votes)
Total Voters: 11,673
He said basically the same thing just less than a year ago when Tottenham were interested in hiring him, but eventually the London club appointed Southampton coach Mauricio Pochettino, who is starting to have Spurs play some exciting football.
We saw some headlines yesterday that basically said that Frank de Boer would never take the job at Newcastle, and our fans were being delusional.
But the Dutchman has always talked about Newcastle fondly and with great respect, and just less than a year ago he said that Newcastle and Tottenham and to a lesser extent Liverpool were sleeping giants in the English game.
These are the words Frank used last April:
“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.”
If he got the job maybe he could wake Newcastle up and take us back to greatness, – but he’d have to stop Mike Ashley feeding the club all those sleeping tablets as one first step.
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