Former Newcastle striker Peter Lovenkrands is very keen on Newcastle hiring Ajax manager Frank de Boer as our new head coach, although his twin brother Ronald a few days ago said he thought his brother was 90% certain to remain at Ajax for the foreseeable future.
Frank de Boer – he’s the right man for Newcastle
Frank is said to be close to be making an announcement on his future soon, and certainly he seems the favorite of the Newcastle fans in our poll of continental coaches who Newcastle could hire in the summer.
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
This is what Peter Lovenkrands has said in the Chronicle today:
“I still think he would be a fantastic choice. I spoke to Ronald De Boer after Fernando Ricksen’s testimonial.” “And he did say: ‘Frank looks like he will probably stay at Ajax’.”
“You look at it and he has Champions League with Ajax but this would be a new challenge. Frank De Boer would be an amazing choice.” “You can only try.”
“I hope Newcastle try to get him. At least try and if he says no fair enough but I do think that he would be a perfect fit.” “I just hope the club take that step further and try to get him.”
“It is understandable that Newcastle need to have somebody else ready if that is the case.” “I really hope that if it is somebody else, it needs to be somebody with a big name.”
“That would boost the fans and the club.” “I think the fans need something like that, not somebody they don’t know about.” “It’s the right time for a big name.”
“You see the way football is played in Holland and the way they get youth players through the ranks? That’s what English football needs as well.
“They need a coach with experience of bringing youth players through and the tactics and knowledge they have in Holland.
“It’s been proven with the likes of Ronald Koeman coming in. Louis Van Gaal has done it in the past but Frank De Boer is the perfect fit for Newcastle.
“He can get the youth through and get the format right in the first team.”
We suppose when Peter says somebody with a big name, that means not John Carver, and 90% of fans don’t want John as the new head coach at Newcastle, and his record is hardly impressive with only one win in his first eight games in charge, and that 5-0 disgrace last weekend in Manchester.
Peter is remembering the Newcastle of old, and the club under Chairman Freddy Shepherd were a lot more ambitious in the players they went after than we are today under owner Mike Ashley.
The finances were a lot worse under Shepherd, but the team was better and the club had high ambitions in those days.
It is very unlikely that Newcastle will announce a big name coach in the summer, with Englishmen Steve McClaren and John Carver currently being the two favorites.
The only way Newcastle would bring in as big name coach, is if he agreed fully with all the restrictions placed on him by the frugal way in which Mike Ashley runs the club.
But if a coach is ambitious, he would not want those restrictions placed on him, because they make success that much more difficult to achieve.
What do you think?
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