It Could Be Third Time Lucky For Frank De Boer At Newcastle

Last April when Tottenham were after Ajax manager Frank de Boer, he famously called Tottenham, Liverpool and Newcastle United sleeping giants in England – and while he did not get the Tottenham job and had just signed a new contract when Liverpool were interested in him a few years ago – the head coach job at the moment is open at Newcastle – so maybe it will be third time lucky for Frank to coach a sleeping giant?

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Frank de Boer – is he hinting he wants Newcastle job
Hope so!

Certainly the fact that Newcastle are making it clear the club will not appoint a head coach until the summer, will alert those who were genuinely interested in the job this month, to stay tuned – and Frank de Boer could even become Newcastle’s first choice if we do indeed wait until the summer.

When Spurs wanted him last April he would only talk to them at the end of the season, and this is what he said in late April last year:

“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.”

And this is what Frank has said recently to Sky Sports about his future management ambitions, and it’s basically an update on the above comment:

“I would like to manage in England but also Germany and the Spanish league because they are the three best leagues in the world, so I would like to get that experience.”

“Two years ago, I was very honoured that Liverpool asked me if I was interested in the job. There were still other candidates also.”  “But I just signed a new contract and I said ‘You are too early at this moment’.”

“Tottenham, last year, I was one of the candidates and in the end they chose Pochettino and all respect to the choice.”  “There were two clubs that I was quite interested in.”

“Newcastle are a sleeping giant, with a great stadium and most loyal fans, but what else can I say?”  “I’ll be with Ajax for the remainder of the season anyway.” “I will consider a move, if any, in the summer, but only when a great club shows an interest.”

What else can he say indeed – not much if Newcastle do not contact him – which would mean he’s not being considered for the Newcastle job.

But the way things stand at the moment – Newcastle would be silly if they didn’t at least ask The Dutchman if he would be interested in the Newcastle job.

He would certainly be a popular choice with Newcastle fans – but would he put up with the significant restraints placed on the head coach at Newcastle by owner Mike Ashley?

Maybe not.

But it will also have helped Newcastle’s search for a new coach that Newcastle’s financial figures for the last financial year ended last June 30th are terrific, and the revenue of over £129M is the highest ever by almost £30M, has us as the 19th richest club in the world, and our commercial revenues were up 50% year on year.

We need a top coach like Frank de Boer at Newcastle for next season and that would excite the fans – for sure.

And maybe he could wake Newcastle up?

Hope so.

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40 comments so far

  • goommy

    Jan 22, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #1

    ok, let’s wait 😀

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jan 22, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #2

    I believe he clearly stating he wants the barca job Ed. He’s not hinting at newcastle job

  • jayphoto

    Jan 22, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #3

    Rumour is hes on the barcelona boards agenda along with Koeman.
    I haven’t watched Ajax enough in the last 2 years to judge him tho Ajax don’t spend much in transfers they give him alot to work with as their academy signs most of the cream of the youth from holland and scandanavia. Our youth scouting doesn’t seem that strong.
    Be good if de boer came with bergkamp. Can’t think of many that would command more respect from young strikers than him

  • beermonkey

    Jan 22, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #4


    wickham signed a new deal in December

  • ToonBano

    Jan 22, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #5

    Deloitte Rich List: Newcastle Utd Finances Are A Disgrace!…/deloitte-football-rich-list-newca…

  • jayphoto

    Jan 22, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #6

    Personally i like Tuchel the most. I think if it goes to the summer the board will opt for Maclaren. Im ok with this, not outraged but not jumping for joy. Think he’ll simply change us from a team that finishes 10/11th to one that finishes 8/9th.
    I don’t really rate Galtier. Watch St Ettiene alot when i work in france, my 2nd team, i don’t see him doing well here.
    Garde is better choice, personally id avoid a french manager.
    Liked the Schuster link myself. Id love Zemen! Guy plays crazy attacking football

  • jayphoto

    Jan 22, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #7

    @beermonkey – did he? Missed that one! Glad tho im not a fan of his attitude.

  • ToonMatt

    Jan 22, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #8

    Frank de Boer lol

  • optimistic prime

    Jan 22, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #9

    Good news for all you Football Manager fans.

    One of the analysts for the game has just been on Talksport, running various scenarios NUFC will finish 9th or 10th this year and safc get relagated on goal difference.

    Maybe that’s how the slug decides if we need players or not.

  • beermonkey

    Jan 22, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #10


    they give him around 60k a week I am sure we could better for that sort of cash

  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 22, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #11

    Frank de boer, yeah right, we have got more chance of signing frank spencer.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 22, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #12

    See Ashley has been up to his tricks again doesn’t give a sh*t to staff
    See article in todays Independent

    Mike Ashley wields his iron fist once more at USC

    A factory stand-off. Debts unpaid. Workers laid off. Simon Neville investigates the messy demise of the billionaire’s fashion brand

  • Harley

    Jan 22, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #13

    Was speaking with one of the players today who I know.
    I asked how he felt about pardew going and he said everyone was shocked. I asked if he was bothered and he said not really as it she’s by matter who comes in, the club won’t give him any money.

    Even the players are sick of Ashley.


    Jan 22, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #14

    To me that read he is ruling himself out of the job…again

    How have we not appointed a manager yet? It’s beyond funny by this point

  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 22, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #15

    Same crap different day.

  • optimistic prime

    Jan 22, 2015 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #16

    And maybe he could wake Newcastle up?

    Get Ketsbia mate he’ll slap the slug

  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 22, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #17

    Bring back pardew that’s what i say.

  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jan 22, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #18

    I can’t even bare to read about any of this crap anymore. Ashley out…. That’s all that needs to be said… We will never be what we were and what we want nufc to be with him holdin us back… Enough talk, Ashely out

  • firebug666

    Jan 22, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #19

    There is no need for that Welshie lad, you want your mouth washed out with coaltar soap.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 22, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #20

    Graeme…it’s going to be 6 long months then…

    Senor Tuff…we are one lunky fan base!

  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 22, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #21

    Sorry mate, I was thinking out loud then.

    Ha ha ha

  • 70TWO

    Jan 22, 2015 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #22

    I am very willing to wait until the summer for a permanent appointment but what about now? Presuming JC has the gig temporarily he also needs support, on the evidence we have seen the coaching at NUFC is quite limited in ability. A short term appointment of a mentor / assistant would be an excellent addition and of benefit to all.

  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 22, 2015 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #23

    So Batman came up to me & he hit me over the head with a vase & he went T’PAU! I said “Don’t you mean KAPOW?? He said “No, I’ve got china in my hand.”

    Ha ha ha

  • Mr Magpie

    Jan 22, 2015 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #24

    As i said the other night actions speak louder than words.

    So if Ashley & Charnley are serious about looking long term they need to appoint someone like De Boer with the assurances of total control on the coaching & development of all the players from first team to youth. Allowing him to employ the coaching staff he wants to implement his philosophy.

    They stated they head coach would not have direct control but involvement would be sought in the transfer of players. This would enable the new coach to work with Carr in selecting the players which would work within his plans, Scout them, give feedback & purchase them.

    If assurances on league, cup & European competition ambitions are given & only over inflated offers are accepted for best performing players with replacements given then they may,may just well pull off a coup & secure a De Boer or Klopp.

    However without this stipulations & assurances being put in place it is all hot air & there is no hope of securing a top coach which will leave us with the likes of Mclaren, Sherwood, Bruce etc which is demoralising to say the least but could well become a reality.

  • toon22

    Jan 22, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #25

    Its there for all to see.

    Mike Ashley is a greedy fat ba2t2rd.

  • Belfast

    Jan 22, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #26

    Wwsbrd is right for once.

    The last sentence is him ruling himself out of the job.

  • mecannylad

    Jan 22, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #27

    Nothing new to most of us ….. but what an utter conniving fat spiv our owner is.
    Have a read of the link ‘Charlie in the Gallowgate’ posted @12.
    There must be some articulate and suitably qualified NUFC fan out there who can research and collate all of Ashley’s historical seedy practices into a well written website along the lines of the SackPardew .co effort .
    We need to orchestrate and co-ordinate some clever professional and personal charaacter assassination on this t**t. It’s surely there; someone just needs to dig.
    When things get hot personally he’ll run out of the kitchen. (We nearly run him out of town3 or 4 years ago after a home game against Hull. We can do it again.)

  • firebug666

    Jan 22, 2015 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #28


    It’s a very good idea, if fans try to follow up some of the rumours we have heard about him and back them up with factual information, he will have nowhere to hide.

    I think I will look into where his stock for Sports Defect comes from.

  • 70TWO

    Jan 22, 2015 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #29

    Getting Pardew out of NUFC exposes the real problems at the club, the longer the head coach role stays open the more of the internal festering we will be able to observe. MA has hollowed out the club under the pretense of self sufficiency, but instead he has created a rotten stinking situation and is too pigheaded to realise how much excrement he is standing in.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 22, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #30


    Good read glad I don’t work for
    ‘Despicible one’ treats people like sh*t.
    Only interest is making money whichever way he can

  • LeedsMag

    Jan 22, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #31

    Charlie@12 – I picked up that newsfeed this afternoon as well – interesting article in the Independant – couldnt be a better example of what MA and the SD empire are all about.
    If anyone thinks we can force this guy out or hurt him through retail revenue etc, think again.He’s like an old style London gangster in a business suit


    Jan 22, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #32

    I appreciate ur input aswell mate haga

  • beermonkey

    Jan 22, 2015 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #33

    with Ashley cashing in 100mill of sd shares maybe to fund rangers doesn’t look like he will be selling us any time soon

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 22, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #34

    Have we got know cartoonists on here – could make a great cartoon strip
    Darth Mike Ashley Vader and his Evil Empire
    or summit’ like it

  • toonking

    Jan 22, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #35

    charlie 12

    having read that artical, although he is a crap manager, pardew himself has done very well, anyone who has the willingness to work for this fat b@stard deserves credit.

    we have seen for years what’s he like here and now that pardew has left, their is more people who learn what the real damager is.

    the bbc panarama program showed his slavery treatment to those making his SD cloths in hot countries, we also saw reports on how badly treated the SD staff are and now we’ve seen this report in the indendant.

    you need to read this mate and stop being a believer in ashley because he DOESN’T give a sh1te about this club, all he cares about is MONEY.

  • Dingo†®

    Jan 22, 2015 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #36

    @ Charlie #34

    Welcome to the Death Star Arena Mr.Ashley, I think you’ll find the team is……., fully operational.

    muumuu ha ha ha ha HA HA HAAAAA

  • sickandtired

    Jan 22, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #37

    Dr, Ed, you are using a version of his comments which leaves out the most important part (just as The Chron has again). This is what he actually said, and it was reported in the Dutch press – ““I feel honored,” said De Boer. ”No, it is not a club that I aspire to. Well, no… Newcastle is of course a sleeping giant with a fantastic crowd and fantastic facilities.” I don’t know why anyone keeps banging on about him when he plainly says he does not aspire to come here..

  • lesh

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #38


    Something to consider:

    Ashley sells £117m of his SD shares;

    SD share price drops;

    And.. Could this be a possibility?

    Ashley buys SD shares at lower price and makes a tidy profit?

    Just a thought – we all know how he likes a litle flutter.

  • lesh

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #39

    Frank De Boer would come if he was offered enough and given whatever staff and say-so he wanted.

    Ashley could make it happen but I won’t be holding me breath.

  • mickybraham

    Jan 23, 2015 at 1:37 AM

    Comment #40

    I dont see how anyone can be against lee charneys interview. Hes put the cards on the table and given transparency to the situation. This is what most NUFC fans wanted. we wanted more communication and thats what we’ve gotten!!!! what do you realistically expect?????


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