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Frank de Boer Again Praises Newcastle United

2:31 pm, Friday, October 2nd, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 7 Comments

Frank de Boer was one of the Newcastle fans’ favorites to become the new head coach at Newcastle earlier this year, but it looks like Lee Charnley didn´t approach the head coach of Ajax, who has consistently talked about Newcastle being a sleeping giant.

Well, he´s just done it again and again picks out Liverpool and Newcastle as two clubs in England as fantastic clubs with great supporters.

Frank De Boer versus Olympique+Lyonnais+AcAFW2O_VISl

Frank de Boer – Ajax head coach

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is under severe pressure at the moment after the Reds only finished 6th last season and it´s difficult for them to break into the top four – where they used to be all the time.

Frank was interviewed by the BBC’s World Service, and he was asked about both Liverpool and Newcastle.

This is how he responded to that question:

“They are fantastic clubs,” “Liverpool and Newcastle – with supporters behind them – it is a fantastic environment to coach but this year it is important for me to do well at Ajax and then we will see.”

“Yes, I think every year a move to England comes closer of course.” “I’m looking maybe for another adventure. If there is an interesting club that I think with my quality I can make that team better – if I can, than I will take that chance.”

The real truth of why Frank keeps mentioning Liverpool and Newcastle is he keeps getting asked about those two clubs – because the interviewers know he thinks they are both sleeping giants in England.

But Newcastle are more asleep than Liverpool at the moment – that´s for sure – we finished in 15th place last season compared to Liverpool´s 6th place and were 23 points behind the Reds.


De Boer was approached by Liverpool back in 2012 when Kenny Dalglish’ second reign as manager was coming to an abrupt end – but Rodgers got the job.

There´s no evidence that Newcastle United approached de Boer for the Newcastle job earlier this year.

In early January when Alan Pardew had left we put up this poll on who should be Newcastle’s head coach.

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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While Steve McClaren has had a tough start to his reign as Newcastle head coach, we are now hoping that Steve and his coaching staff can (quickly) turn things around at the club.

Another good result tomorrow at the Etihad Stadium would be excellent.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Head coach · Management · Newcastle News · Other News · Poll · Premier League

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Hail Wor Ashley // Oct 2, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Newcastle United FCVerified account ?@NUFC 24m24 minutes ago
    McClaren confirmed that Gabriel Obertan, Rolando Aarons and Massadio Haidara are all out, while Jack Colback (hamstring) is a doubt.

  • 2 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Oct 2, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    Is Obertan injured AGAIN?!? That guy has properly stolen a living out of the Toon

  • 3 Mag52 // Oct 2, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Sleeping giant Frank ? More like a permanent coma so long as big Ash remains in charge.
    He’d run a mile if ever approached for the job of manager/coach by one of Ashley’s minions.

  • 4 will die for the toon army // Oct 2, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    Mcca is the right choice u will all see.

  • 5 will die for the toon army // Oct 2, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    Then we go for:
    Elliott, Lasceles, Tiote, Toney, Goufrann, De jong, Cisse.

  • 6 Lindisfarne // Oct 2, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    If I was picking what I thought was the best NUFC team it would not include de Jong. However, he needs to make the step up to the plate and show us a performance that provides a reason to believe he will make it as a PL player. There is no pressure as we are not expected to win and a great opportunity for Siem de Jong to display his chops.

  • 7 lesh // Oct 2, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    De Boer’s angling for the job of Head Bindipper.

    Including NUFC into the question was probably done at De Boer’s insistence so that it and his response wasn’t too blatant to be seen as wanting Rodgers’ job.

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