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De Boer – I’d rather watch handball than coach Newcastle

7 years ago

Frank de Boer has once again been asked about his plans for next season.

In a magazine interview the Ajax manager has said that he thinks he will be staying in Amsterdam, rather than leaving for another club.

As well as his heart telling him to stay, de Boer says that one of the attractions of him carrying on at Ajax is so he can watch his daughters playing handball.

Speaking to Dutch magazine Helden, Frank de Boer said;

“The chances of me staying (at Ajax) next season are greater than those of me leaving.

“My heart at this time tells me to stay at Ajax.

“It is true that I do like to be present at my daughters’ handball matches – that is an advantage of being at Ajax.”

A bit like players saying they have no intention of leaving their clubs, it is easy to say that when there are no other offers on the table.

When there was speculation of Frank de Boer potentially coming to Newcastle last month, in TV interviews the Ajax manager’s eyes lit up as he recalled being linked previously with both the Liverpool and Tottenham jobs.

However, he didn’t look quite as impressed when it came to discussing Newcastle.

After four title wins in a row in Holland, de Boer has built a reputation that will ensure interest in the summer after he made clear in January that a move to England, whenever that would be, is of massive interest to him.

There is no way he will come to Newcastle under the cynical ambition-less ownership of Mike Ashley, but I bet if a decent Premier League club goes in for Frank de Boer after the season closes, he will bite their hand off.

While at St. James’ Park, since being confirmed as head coach until the end of the season, John Carver has given every indication that he’s been promised the job beyond this season unless things turn really bad on the pitch…or he doesn’t follow the strict orders off it.


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