Frank de Boer Is The Right Man For Newcastle

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.

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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

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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.

Should John Carver Be The Head Coach At Newcastle?

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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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8 comments so far


    Feb 26, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #1

    Look its gonna be Remi Garde, can we all stop this now.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 26, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #2

    It is easier for players to come through in Holland as the league is a lower standard. Was it last year, or the year before Vittesse had a Chelsea third/fourth string and they were free scoring and near the top of the league most of the season.

    Players have been coming through the youth ranks at Ajax long before De Boer came through as a player even, let alone since arriving as a coach, and will continue to do so. Not all thrive outside of the Dutch league though.

    I don’t mind De Boer, think he is a decent option, who could do okay. But he isn’t the only option, and he will probably be the most difficult to get. I wouldn’t say he is far better than the other foreign options on the list.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 26, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #3

    Ever since I mentioned Heardman a week or so ago, the Ronny seem to have gone on a full on love fest for him! Beardsley praising him in the article today

  • Our Toon

    Feb 26, 2015 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #4

    Can’t be Remi Garde because he wants his own backroom staff and Wenger will tell him it’s a great job but not under MA it isn’t!! So that’s 2 of them ruled out

    At what point will fans realise it’s Carvers?

  • stuart no9

    Feb 26, 2015 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #5

    Just getting back to that last thread regarding warburton. I can see that calibre of manager being hired by Ashley . A championship manager for a championship club with a championship team and by that I mean newcastle not Brentford .. Ashley appointed another manager who never had the credentials to manage newcastle – it doesn’t matter to him the fact his cv is as empty as the trophy room at SJP .

    Ashley loves to play games with the fans, and imo he blames us for pardew leaving not the fact he wouldn’t give him any money to spend- WE forced him out . Ok , maybe we contributed to it but the big deal was lack of funds , Ashley won’t see that, so to prove that he was right to give pardew an 8 year contract and to show us lot we were wrong , he gets someone not worthy of the job – just to prove a point . Ashley will always get the better , he is the biggest – fattest juvenile on the planet, sadly he can afford to play games with the club and its fans .

  • lesh

    Feb 26, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #6


    Ashley does love to play games with the fans and he’ll continue to do so.

    Had he not faced all if the post-Keegan abuse from fans, I think things would have been much different.

    The crap ge got and continues to get is understandable yet he continues to be spiteful, doing his level best to run the Club on a shoestring and provoke resentment.

  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 26, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #7

    ….”The finances were a lot worse under Shepherd”….

    Is this true? I know there were a few bad decisions and the finances were going south but is the club not in more debt now?

  • stuart no9

    Feb 26, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #8

    Lesh —–exactly. But it’s his club , why does he feel the need to spite us when realistically he could have a super team here . He could have one of the best teams in Europe and let’s be honest , if he wanted he could have a champions league cup winning side in his possession . Yeah I mean that , we could rule Europe , so why damage dreams that every owner would kill for all for the sake of resentment to the clubs fans . He should be sayingf@@k you lot , I’m here and I’m going to show you lot you are wrong for wanting me out . Coz in the end it will just prove we were right to want him out and it will prove him wrong . Why is he doing it ???? . I would love to be in his position and so would tjousands of potential owners . He is just proving to everyone world wide what a nasty juvenile he really is .


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