Netherland National Team Appoints Frank de Boer as New Manager
Following the departure of Ronald Koeman to Barcelona, former Ajax coach Frank de Boer has been named the new head coach of the Netherlands‘ national team. The 50-year-old has been appointed on a two-year contract, up to and including the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The ex-Ajax and Barcelona defender, who won 112 caps, succeeds Ronald Koeman has left to manage Barcelona in last month. De Boer had brief spells in charge of Inter Milan and Crystal Palace before moving to the MLS side where he managed Atlanta United from December 2018 to July 2020. He was assistant manager to Bert van Marwijk as the Netherlands reached the 2010 World Cup final and won the Dutch title four times as Ajax manager from December 2010 to May 2016.
De Boer’s first games in charge will be a friendly against Mexico in Amsterdam on 7th of October and the Nations League matches with Bosnia-Herzegovina and Italy which comes up 11th and 14th of October Respectively.