Frank de Boer To Decide On Future Quickly

Dutch newspaper AD are reporting that Ajax are now 12 points behind leaders PSV and this could well be the first time that they have not won the Dutch League since Frank de Boer took over the club in late 2010, after Martin Jol resigned from the club.

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Frank de Boer – to give clarity on his future soon

The Eredivisie club are said to be getting concerned about two different things – one is they don’t want to lose Frank de Boer who has been linked with the job at Newcastle but has not come out specifically and said he wants the job.

They would also like to sign their players to long term contracts, which is difficult if they don’t know who the manager will be.

Ajax were beaten 1-0 at Vitesse on Sunday and tonight they lost 1-0 at home to AZ, so it’s looking very doubtful they can win the Dutch League this season, with PSV winning 2-0 at NAC Breda on Tuesday.

After the defeat tonight de Boer says he will quickly give some clarity on his future at Ajax, and it seems that’s what the Dutch club wants – we assume one way or the other.

However they would like some certainty in the current situation,  since the fact that he may be leaving the club in the summer is causing some unrest at the club and even among the players.

Newcastle are just one of the clubs linked with Frank de Boer this year, and he has also been linked with a possible move to Barcelona, if their current coach Luis Enrique is dismissed at the end of the season.

There has been reported tension between him and top player Lionel Messi.

It seems that Ajax are pressing Frank for a decision on his future, and of course they’d like him to stay but if he is to move on they want the process of finding a new coach to begin immediately.

So we could soon be seeing a statement from the former world-class player very soon, on what his intentions are.

It would be something if Frank says his intentions are to leave Ajax.

What do you think?

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14 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Feb 5, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #1

    Jimmy I find it quite odd and frankly concerning that you deem our squad depth is adequate and has a better balance.

    Firstly our squad has a better balance than when? And secondly but more importantly, how is the depth ok considering we currently have at the club a total of 4 fit defenders? Not to mention a shortage of genuine out and out strikers.

    I’m off to work but will most definitely keep a lookout for your reply.

  • Average_Contents

    Feb 5, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #2

    Thought I’d post this before I’m away.

  • Belfast

    Feb 5, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #3

    Don’t want it mate, take it with you

  • BandB

    Feb 5, 2015 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #4

    Perhaps this should replace the Blaydon Races on the terraces. A Victorian music hall song about Gallowa’s and their disappointments.
    It would be more accurate…..

    (William Hargreaves)
    Val Doonican – 1967

    Now Delaney had a donkey that everyone admired,
    Tempo’rily lazy and permanently tired
    A leg at ev’ry corner balancing his head,
    And a tail to let you know which end he wanted to be fed
    Riley slyly said “We’ve underrated it, why not train it?”
    Then he took a rag
    They rubbed it, scrubbed it,
    They oiled and embrocated it,
    Got it to the post
    And when the starter dropped his flag
    There was Riley pushing it, shoving it, shushing it
    Hogan, Logan and ev’ryone in town lined up
    Attacking it and shoving it and smacking it
    They might as well have tried to push the Town Hall down
    The donkey was eyeing them,
    Openly defying them
    Winking, blinking and twisting out of place
    Riley reversing it,
    Ev’rybody cursing it
    The day Delaney’s donkey ran the halfmile race.

    The muscles of the mighty never known to flinch,
    They couldn’t budge the donkey a quarter of an inch
    Delaney lay exhausted, hanging round its throat
    With a grip just like a Scotchman on a five pound note
    Starter, Carter, he lined up with the rest of ’em.
    When it saw them, it was willing then
    It raced up, braced up, ready for the best of ’em.
    They started off to cheer it but it changed its mind again
    There was Riley pushing it, shoving it and shushing it
    Hogan, Logan and Mary Ann Macgraw,
    She started poking it, grabbing it and choking it
    It kicked her in the bustle and it laughed “Hee Haw!”
    The whigs, the conservatives,
    Radical superlatives
    Libr’rals and tories,
    They hurried to the place
    Stood there in unity,
    Helping the community
    The day Delaney’s donkey ran the halfmile race.

    The crowd began to cheer it. Then Rafferty, the judge
    He came to assist them, but still it wouldn’t budge
    The jockey who was riding, little John MacGee,
    Was so thoroughly disgusted that he went to have his tea
    Hagan, Fagan was students of psychology,
    Swore they’d shift it with some dynamite
    They bought it, brought it, then without apology
    The donkey gave a sneeze and blew the darn stuff out of sight
    There was Riley pushing it, shoving it and shushing it
    Hogan, Logan and all the bally crew,
    P’lice, and auxil’ary,
    The Garrison Artillery
    The Second Enniskillen’s and the Life Guards too
    They seized it and harried it,
    They picked it up and carried it
    Cheered it, steered it to the winning place
    Then the Bookies drew aside,
    They all commited suicide
    Well, the day Delaney’s donkey won the halfmile race.

  • cestriasteve

    Feb 5, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Been reading the Ashley/Rangers debate on here for a while, having lived in Glasgow for a while (thank god I’m back) I just want to know why Mike Ashley is actually investing in a league which quite frankly is going absolutely nowhere, it must be something not directly related to football.
    He’s making money from us which will only increase over the coming years but I can’t for the life of me work out why he’s pumping money into them.

  • Tsunki

    Feb 5, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #6

    BandB – I don’t think I could learn that by Saturday.

  • BandB

    Feb 5, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #7

    Well I was four last time I heard it. And I remember every word. I’ll sing it meself then.
    Oh….in the charity shop. Which may be a somewhat less effective protest, I’ll grant yer…..unless I can get Ashley there in search of a bargain…but no…
    I’ll review this…and be back…..

  • jimmysmith

    Feb 5, 2015 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #8

    Not adequate AC. We are a first choice central defender and striker short certainly, but younger and deeper than I can remember it. A pretty strong first eleven and good young replacements in case of injury. We’ve seen that this season. At the back we have central defenders coming on who aren’t quite there yet and true enough may never be, we have numbers in that position but the depth is unproven.

    Not quite adequate, but not that far off a very decent young group of players I think, with little reason to think it won’t continue to be developed.

    And I think the balance of the squad has been improved with the emergence of Sammy, Aarons, Perez, Obertan and Cabella, providing width and pace and running and skill to stretch defences.

    Also in mid, with Abeid and the addition of Colback. More depth, options and players in more natural positions. Sissoko playing centrally, and you’ve also got DeJong to come in.

    One of the criticisms of Pardew was playing favorites out of position, because of that lack of depth and trusted options. I don’t see such an argument for that with this squad.

  • Alternative Headline

    Feb 5, 2015 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #9

    I predict the statement will be something along the lines of ‘I’m leaving at the end of the season’, this will be followed by an orgy of speculative articles & posts here, followed by ‘oh, he’s gone somewhere else’

  • one fine day

    Feb 5, 2015 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #10

    I thinks it’s a come n get me Barca if ever I heard one.

    Maybe he is making his move early in case the Spanish giants approach old “I’ve got dodgy knees ,now where’s your cheque book kept “Rednapp 🙂

  • jayphoto

    Feb 5, 2015 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #11

    Think we’re nailed on to take McLaren! Wouldn’t shock me if its already agreed! Hes close friends with Carr so chances are at least he’ll want the players we sign unlike pardew!
    The joke of it is Derby (who i fully expect Schteve to get promoted) will probably go out and appoint a manager wed have wanted.
    De Boer has defintely got his eyes on Barca! If he wanted to be newcastle manager hed be here already! ajax season has been over since December. PSV are miles ahead and personally i think cocu is a better shout for manager

  • Sav

    Feb 5, 2015 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #12

    Can’t we just concentrate on the team results until the season ends? We are tied to JC and it won’t do anyone any good for another manager to come out and say,’I want his job’. It just doesn’t happen so lets end the speculating.

  • BoyDoneGood

    Feb 5, 2015 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #13

    That’s right. Also, witn a crop of young players, they are always likely to be better still next year. (With a squad of older players, however talented, the only way is down…)

  • banjax

    Feb 6, 2015 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #14

    Hope springs eternal – but with the number clubs competing for him, I doubt his choice would be the Toon. Still, if we can get round having little say in players bought, a low salary, little money to spend, no ambition and having Mike Ashley as your boss – what do you think De Boer will say ?


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