News tonight that Frank de Boer will in all likelihood stay in charge of Ajax next season, and therefore there’s no (or make that very little) chance he will be moving to take up the head coach position at Newcastle United.
Frank de Boer – to stay at Ajax
In a poll we started back on 7th January, Frank took a full 60% of the vote and has been the favorite with Newcastle fans.
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
The former Dutch world-class player has hinted he will stay in the Eredivisie with Ajax next season:.
“My heart says at this time that I stay at Ajax.” ‘The chance that I’ll stay next season is greater than that I leave, I think.”
Well there may be a chance he could change his mind – maybe.
The more we think about the restrictions Mike Ashley places on the head coach, and how the coach is essentially subservient to both Lee Charnley and Graham Carr, the less we think a top coach with a strong personality like Frank de Boer would want the job at Newcastle.
And the more we think about it the more it looks like Mike Ashley will want to appoint another Englishman – like Steve McClaren for instance.
It’s important to Ashley and Charnley that when the new head coach comes in they keep control of things at Newcastle – like deciding on who will come in and who can be sold in various transfer windows.
And the position has even been reduced from that of the English manager because the coach does not have the final say on any transfers – he just has an opinion.
That’s no way to run a football club, and if a coach wants to be successful (who doesn’t?) – why would he come to Newcastle?
Most clubs want to put things in place to support the head coach to make him – and therefore the club – successful.
That’s not the way things are done at Newcastle, where top players are sold form under the coach – as happened three times with Alan Pardew – and the more we think about it – the less chance there is of a top coach coming through the door.
Maybe the two top candidates are both English and can be suitably controlled – Steve McClaren and John Carver.
The one chance we may have is Remi Garde, who we think would be a very good coach for Newcastle.
What do you think?
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