Thursday 29 October 2020

Frank de Boer set to sign as Oranje coach on two year deal: Telegraaf

Frank de Boer on the sidelines during an Atlanta game earlier this year. Photo: AP Photo/Fernando Llano

Former Dutch international Frank de Boer is set to be named new Oranje coach, replacing Ronald Koeman who has moved to Barcelona, the Telegraaf said on Wednesday.

De Boer is about to sign a contract lasting up to mid 2022,  before the Qatar World Cup, but this could be extended depending on his performance at next year’s European championships, the Telegraaf said.

The Dutch football association aims to present De Boer as new coach at the end of this week or early next week, the paper said. Next Friday, Oranje meet Mexico in a friendly, followed by Bosnia Herzegovina and Italy in the Nations Cup a week later.

De Boer was the only one of three candidates the KNVB was considering who was available for the job, the paper said. Frank Rijkaard said he did not want to return to football and Peter Bosz said he wanted to respect his contract with Bayer Leverkusen.

De Boer, with 112 caps for the Netherlands, was assistant coach to Bert van Marwijk when he took Oranje to the finals of the 2010 World Cup, and also booked major successes as Ajax coach between 2011 and 2014.

He was most recently coach of US side Atlanta United, but left after a disappointing second season.

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