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.



  • Billy Goat

    Totally misleading  headline, contrary to actuality, getting a bit like the Daily Mail !

  • Brownale69

    Maybe Fergie was right we are just a little club up North. Apart from 50k fans……. exactly what are we now#

  • Peter Lamb

    Tremendous. Let’s not slag him. This is what it has come to. No sane person would want to work for MA.

  • Darren Hart

    Bit of a misleading headline. He said he wants to stay put to watch his daughters play. To be fair to him though, no manager in their right mind would join us with Cashley’s regime in place.

  • vbhgft

    What a ludicrous headline/article.

    Completely and utterly misquoted and out of true context. The Mag has turned into the gutter press.

  • Mal44

    This happens quite a lot now and is misleading. A bit like the one a couple off days ago about cabella being told by Carver ‘less step overs’ – but when you read the article he didn’t say that at all.

  • Alan Richardson

    Naughty headline. Thats not what De Boer said.

  • Double Carpet

    So in fact he said nothing of the sort.
    You idiot. Your parents have my sympathy.

  • Demented_Man

    I’d rather watch tiddlywinks than work for Ashley.

  • Gibbletron

    Nice clickbait Mag, real classy.

  • Greekgeordie

    If De Boer will snub Newcastle will be more because of the attitude of some of the fans and the pressure on him to work against the owner than with him.
    This article is a prime example of the utter rubbish that some publications, including the Mag come up with, by all means dislike Ashley and all he stands for, but stop trying to fabricate stories to express your opinion, it is too obvious and boring.
    Ashley is not a football fan anymore, he is purely an investor and businessman, he runs the club as a business, (personally I do not agree with such concept), but we are lumped with him, and I believe he is lumped with us, so enjoy the football and stop fretting on matters that we are not in a position to influence.
    Before a number of you come up with comments of stopping buying merchandises, return season tickets and refuse to attend games, note that all three ideas have been tested and failed.

  • Chemical Dave

    Double Carpet

  • Chemical Dave

    Greekgeordie 
    yes. stop buying a pie once and expect Ashley to sell up the next day. Jarrow march it aint.

  • SusanCommon

    vbhgit well don’t log in then. simples.

  • wor monga

    I’m just glad you didn’t show the usual
    picture of De Boer…with his 1000yd stare on, taken just after somebody mentioned
    the words Newcastle United to him…why not get one after they told him about the
    Spurs inquiry, and he made his eyes light up…I don’t think even Dynamo can
    manage that!!

  • Lenny Harbottle

    I’d rather watch lingerie football, in fact I do

  • No Brainer

    There is no need whatsoever for him to be discussing this now. Unless, his agent has approached nufc with something like the following.
    Hey Frank wants to know if he’s still in the frame, for the head coaches job and the response not very positive.
    This can only mean that Steve Mclaren is your man.

  • No Brainer

    Brownale69 He was right look at their attendance last night v cambridge, square that up with the attendances against cardiff and blackburn in the FA cup both on saturdays

  • Tonytoon

    What effect exactly do you think this kind of article – and this site promotes lots of this rubbish – has, other than makes us, the fans particularly, look pretty stupid. It certainly won’t help to attract the kind of player and manager we surely aspire to. In fact the only person it won’t have any effect on is the very person who I guess you are having a go at, Mike Ashley, who you may have noticed is completely impervious to any of this stuff. The thickness of his skin is matched only by the heads of anyone who believes this is in any way helping the club they would have you believe they support.

  • vbhgft

    SusanCommon Don’t quote from a tedious, overplayed advert either!

  • Colin Mcgeorge

    Me aswell

  • vbhgft

    Robertson. You liar. De Boer did not say this.

  • AndrewCowley1

    Newcastle unfortunately won’t get a great coach under these conditions.carver is the best that can be hoped for.a coach who in years at newcastle hasn’t been able to work on corners,free kicks or defending.getting men in the box seems beyond him as well.not much to look forward to.

  • RossMacks1

    Don’t worry De Boer, Newcastle has a handball team! http://www.newcastlehandball.co.uk/

  • mijmo

    Why not try living in the real world for a change Jim. “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.” Wow thought I’d heard some crapola on the subject but that takes the biscuit!  Also “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 [De Boer] after the season closes, he will bite their
    hand off. ” are you using a crystal ball there Jim or maybe its crystal meth?

  • Jarmin Geordie

    No Brainer Brownale69 That’ll be the club who told their season ticket holders if they didn’t buy tickets for the cup tie  (as per ST contract apparently) they would be barred from attending next prem league home game