Peter Lovenkrands knows Frank de Boer well, and when Peter mysteriously ended up at Rangers in 2000, after Newcastle manager Bobby Robson thought he was on his way to sign for Newcastle, Frank became part of the playing staff four years later for a short while from January, 2004 through the end of that season, after joining his brother Ronald at the Scottish powerhouse.
Peter Lovenkrands while at Rangers – circa 2002
In fact Ronald has told Sky Sports News that Newcastle have already contacted his brother about the head coach position at Newcastle – so maybe there’s a chance we can get him in the summer.
Peter Lovenkrands thinks Frank de Boer would be almost perfect for Newcastle, and this is what Peter has said in today’s Chronicle:
“I’ve always said that Newcastle should get Frank. Before he even answered the question about Newcastle, I said: ‘Go and get him’. He’s the right man for the job for me.”
“I know Frank and his brother Ronald and the way they work. I will be seeing Ronald tomorrow for the testimonial for Fernando Ricksen so I will have a talk with him there.”
“Frank was a leader when I was at Rangers. He was only there for half a season but he was unbelievable, and he was management material even then.”
“The job he’s done with Ajax as well is fantastic. They are a Champions League club and he’s brought young talented players through.” “The way he plays football and adapts training sessions is great.”
“He gets young players through the system and the way he plays football and the tactics he uses is spot on.” “For a club like Newcastle will need that. He would be a perfect fit for Newcastle.”
“We want to see the young players coming through and getting a chance.” “The young ones need to be good enough.” “You need somebody who has been producing young players.”
“That’s what they do at Ajax at the training schools.” “The young players love it. They have produced young talent for decades.” “I’ve played with most of them. I think he’d be a great fit for Newcastle.
“Newcastle should make the effort to try to get him. Even though Ajax are a Champions League club and he is a high-profile coach, they should try to get him.”
Amen to that.
Frank de Boer is the favorite in our poll of who Newcastle fans want as the new head coach – but the question has to be whether Frank would be willing to put up with the many constraints that would be placed on him at Newcastle.
Would Frank be willing to let players be sold at any time if the right bid comes in for them, which Lee Charnley stated was still Newcastle’s transfer policy earlier this week, and Lee added he would never say never about selling Newcatsle players.
What do you think?
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