Bad News – Frank de Boer Hints He’ll Stay At Ajax


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.

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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

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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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48 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    Feb 2, 2015 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #1

    Carvers got the job ed, stop stirring

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 2, 2015 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #2

    Ed…we all knew that a long time ago 😉

    …we have our Head Coach ‘ it’s Carver!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 2, 2015 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #3

    OP…I think Ed has problems accepting this?

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  • Belfast

    Feb 2, 2015 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #4

    Bit strange that Zarate has returned to West Ham after only going to Qpr a couple of weeks ago. Wonder what happened there ?

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  • RandR

    Feb 2, 2015 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #5

    That Ben Arfa.
    Rubbish player. What did he ever do for us?
    I’m quite happy to believe whatever the current Crystal Palace manager thought.
    I mean, who on earth would be so stupid as to think for themselves?
    It only hurts your brain.
    I mean, the guy was clearly just all out to block our onwards and upwards progress.
    Him, and Mbiwa, and Santon off the wage bill. All rubbish.
    And another four or five time wasters too. Bet that little club in Scotland is just FURIOUS at this arrangement.
    Seven or eight off the books, and no-one in.
    And some folks are moaning!!!!!!!
    And don’t worry about what FDB says. He WANTS us badly. You can just tell.
    I mean, who wouldn’t?

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 2, 2015 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #6

    We were never in for him
    Luis Enrique has kissed and made up with Messi so the Barcelona job ain’t coming up in the summer – that’s the only job Franky the Farmer would leave Ajax for

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #7

    So frank de boer hints at staying at Ajax.
    Santon leaves on loan.
    Five players go on loan to rangers.
    We lose out to spurs for Dele Alli.
    And we don’t sign anyone on transfer deadline day.

    Could be worse i suppose.

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  • Mr Magpie

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #8

    It has to be Carver as they won’t be able to get any other head coach over the line!!

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  • Our Toon

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #9

    Non story really

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  • toon kk

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #10

    Absolutely NO top manager will work under mashley rule.
    It isn’t bad news Ed it was what I expected.
    We’ve got Carver, if it works out he’ll stay if not probably Bruce will come.

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  • investinyouthtoon

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #11

    Not a total surprise. Basically any manager with any ambition for success will stay as far away from the Toon as possible, especially with Cshley in charge.
    It is just like the crazies in charge of the asylum…..

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #12

    R and R I’m surprised your post hasn’t slid to the bottom of the page – there is so much IRONy in it

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  • 70TWO

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #13

    “John Carver lost an international full-back and welcomed no new faces but Newcastle United’s interim head coach will still be reasonably happy with his deadline day. Any disappointment in seeing the club trim their wage bill by returning Davide Santon to Internazionale on loan while failing to recruit the centre-half and striker he wanted was offset by the realisation that Moussa Sissoko was not going anywhere.”
    Louise Taylor, The Guardian

    Really??? There seems to be a really huge lack of ability by journalists to appreciate the reality of NUFC and the potential consequence of the long term effect on the PL / FA commercial revenue.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #14

    I hope Aarons , Obertan and De Jong come back storming because the way its going we wont have a defence !!!

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  • check the toastie

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #15

    Boring boring very very boring, its very boring…

    Aaron Lennon shite, Darren Fletcher Shite, Wilfired Zaha shite, Jordan Mutch shite, Shola Ameobi double shite, just examples of why giving managers the purse strings is a bad idea.

    Sam Allardyce was given them once by the club, remember Geremi and Alan Smith on long contracts, the club is in better shape than when fat clueless fred was in charge. Cud always come in our pants over signing Kluivert or Luque. Pure drivel and Shite.

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  • Our Toon

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #16

    Anyone who thought we were in with a chance of getting him or any other decent up and coming manager please go get yourself a shot of reality….its appointment upon arrival and ask for Charmer.

    You’ll wake up after your shot and realise carver got the job for another 12 months in the summer

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #17

    Aaron Lennon for Everton on loan probably to replace Steven Pienaar
    Talk of Sylvain Distin leaving the Blues – I would take HIM

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  • beermonkey

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #18

    welsh

    ur right it could be worse
    we could be swans fans 🙂

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #19

    Pienaar is joining Moyes in the Basque country

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  • BoyDoneGood

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #20

    It’s the continental system. So long as scouting and academy work well, it’s successful – e.g.Garde in his time at Lyon.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #21

    Jeff

    Thanks for that joke you cheeky sod.

    Ha ha ha

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  • RandR

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #22

    Jeff,

    Thank you. I am a fan of yours.
    It is nice to see top quality contributors like yourself still giving up their busy hours to come up with quality observations.
    I wish there were a lot more posters like you……….

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #23

    but….but…..our toon….Carvers a Geordie

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #24

    beermonkey

    We going down that road again are we mate, well at least swans have signed players.

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  • check the toastie

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #25

    Spending money does not guarantee players with desire, take Perez over Kluivert anyday. Aarons over Luque anyday, that is the way forward, splash out on a couple of superb defenders in the summer and bang good stuff.

    Lascelles and a big commanding CB will hopefully be our CBs next year. Don’t know who like. Sakho anither who folk on here was gravy cost Liverpool 18million utter shite. Need to give the French CB’s a swerve utter shite. (apart from Zouma and Varane) 🙂

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  • Our Toon

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #26

    Jeff

    I think Everton are trying to do a swap deal with Winston Reid and distin going the other way….Both out of contract in the summer

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  • dexter53

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #27

    I would say De Jong has to say that to keep th fans onboard. Hes hardly gonna say yes i will be leaving at the end of the season is he.

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  • investinyouthtoon

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #28

    @17

    Agree, sad to say it but Distin is much better than Willo. Even a plank of wood would be a better option than Willo.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #29

    Money talks, it’s as simple as that

    we’ve heard it all before with many managers stating that they will never leave and BOOM a few months later they are at another club

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  • Belfast

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #30

    Redknapp is raging haha

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  • check the toastie

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #31

    Old Harry dodgepot Redknapp looks bored with the whole thing as well, he is one dodgy guy. Wonder how his dogs bank account is, not much cash flow this window, dog will be going hungry….

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  • BoyDoneGood

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #32

    Check – you got that right. Imagine Steve Bruce/Maclaren making the choices.

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  • MacToon

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #33

    So we’re here again sharing another transfer window with Ed and boy what a joy it is being a NUFC fan.

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  • Our Toon

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #34

    Check The Toastie

    What you fail to realise is that Perez could be the next Kluivert to another club in 8 years or Aarons could be another Luque (at the moment he is because he can’t get over his hamstring injury)

    Perfect example is Samuel Etoo, played at the weekend for his new club they lost 5-1 and we’re asked by the manager to come in for extra training in the morning, Etoo refused and has been awol since. As a youngster he had an excellent attitude.

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  • Belfast

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #35

    He looks absolutely disgusted lol

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  • MacToon

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #36

    These players off to Ibrox, isn’t there a limit of players you can loan from one club, I thought 2, or is that just a prem rule?

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  • Belfast

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #37

    Sky had probably planned to devote most of the day to Redknapp until the QPR owner tweeted no more cheque book lol

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #38

    Welshie have the Swans done owt in the window?

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  • Belfast

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #39

    Doesn’t apply to Scotland Mactoon love

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  • MacToon

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #40

    Cheers me dears lol, Ed’s busy 😉

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