Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Frank de Boer: The new Crystal Palace boss looking to replicate Ajax's philosophy

The former Inter coach has joined the Selhurst Park outfit on a three-year deal, and it will be a crucial period in his career
After a mostly successful start to his coaching career with Ajax and a dismal cameo at Inter, Frank de Boer has made the move to England to take charge of Crystal Palace. Signing a three-year deal with the Premier League side, the Dutchman will look to improve on their brush with relegation last season while implementing the playing style ingrained into him at Ajax.
As a former Ajax, Barcelona and Netherlands star, De Boer was an esteemed figure before he took to the dugout and his four Eredivisie titles since in Amsterdam show he has quality as a coach.
However, his time in the Dutch capital ended poorly and the step to Italy only damaged his reputation further.

After some time out of the game, he returns with big ambitions in the English top flight and it will likely be a pivotal spell in his career.