Dutchman Frank de Boer seems to be the top choice of Newcastle fans for the new head coach position that will be filled permanently in the summer.
Frank and Ronald de Boer at Ajax
And three Newcastle fans in five would like Frank as the new head coach on Tyneside.
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
Ronald de Boer is Frank’s 44 year-old twin brother, and he has said this on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show today:
“I’m 90% certain he will stay at Ajax.” “It all depends on what club is going to come and ask him to manage them.” “He doesn’t have to go though, he’s very happy at Ajax.”
Most reports are saying the quote means he is unlikely to join Newcastle, but Frank has called Newcastle United a sleeping giant in England, and that would suggest he would consider the Newcastle job – if it was offered to him.
And it seems Newcastle have been in touch with Frank, because on January 23rd Ronald de Boer said the following to Sky Sports, when asked if Newcastle had been in contact:
“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.”
Frank was considered for the Tottenham job last year at this time, and he refused to talk to them until the season finished, and the job eventually went to Argentine Mauricio Pochettino, the former Southampton manager.
So maybe that position cost him the Tottenham job, and he may reconsider his stance if Newcastle are interested in him?
But Frank could also be too strong a character to attract Newcastle, since they need somebody who will not complain (too much) when top players are sold and not replaced in January – halfway through the season.
We think Frank de Boer, Remi Garde, Thomas Tuchel or Christophe Galtier would be very good head coaches at Newcastle, and we are following the Derby County results very closely hoping they are promoted to the Premier League next season.
That would mean manager Steve McClaren would not be available for the Newcastle job, and currently Derby are on 62 points and top of the Championship, and 3 points ahead of 3rd placed Bournemouth for an automatic promotion slot.
We think John Carver has no chance of becoming the permanent coach at Newcastle, given his poor record at the club and lack of experience, and fans are not keen on John getting the appointment.
Frank de Boer is expected to make an announcement soon on whether he will be staying at Ajax, but we don’t think he will stay in Holland if Newcastle are really interested in making him the head coach of a sleeping giant in the summer.
What do you think?
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