It seems that 44 year-old Frank de Boer may still become the head coach at Newcastle in the summer, with news tonight that Newcastle have made an approach to the Ajax manager.
Frank and Ronald de Boer
Ronald is the twin brother of Frank, and he is currently the assistant manager of the Ajax Youth Academy.
Ronald has been interviewed by Sky Sports News and this is what he said:
“They asked if you’re interested in maybe coming to Newcastle and Frank said ‘not at this moment’.” “He’s not discussing anything now, not even Newcastle. Even if a club comes, he’s not talking.”
That response from Frank to Newcastle is hardly surprising, since it’s almost exactly what he told Tottenham last April, when they were looking for a new head coach, but appointed former Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino last summer.
Only yesterday Frank on Sky Sports was saying that he wouldn’t rule anything out in the summer, and that included possibly taking the head coach position at Newcastle, and if it means waiting until the summer to get Frank in – Newcastle would be short-sighted not to do that.
After a fantastic career as a footballer, Frank went into coaching with Ajax, where he had started his playing career.
In 2007, Frank began his coaching career with the Ajax and he was put in charge of the club’s Youth Academy, and got the head coach job in late 2010 when Martin Jol suddenty resigned.
Frank has won four successive Dutch Championships with Ajax, and that’s the first time that has ever been achieved.
We think Frank would be a terrific choice for Newcastle – if we can get him.
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
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