360 Gist Pilot: Official: Former Inter Coach, Frank de Boer Named Crystal Palace Head Coach

Monday, 26 June 2017

Official: Former Inter Coach, Frank de Boer Named Crystal Palace Head Coach

Crystal Palace have announced signing of former Ajax coach and Barcelona player Frank de Boer as their new manager.

The Dutch has replaced Sam Allardyce, who from retired from football management after he  guided Palace to Premier League safety in May.

He has been without a job since getting sacked by Inter last October, after winning only once in five Serie A games.

"I am thrilled to be appointed as manager of Crystal Palace Football Club," de Boer told Crystal Palace's website.

"It is a great honour to take charge of such an historic club, a club that is known around the world for its hugely proud and passionate fan base.

"This role is a hugely exciting opportunity for me, and I cannot wait to get started in the Premier League with the players and staff here in south London.”

De Boer began his managerial career at Ajax in December 2010 following a successful playing career. He won Eredivisie in his first season after the Amsterdam side beat second place FC Twente on the final day of the season.

He replaced Roberto Mancini at Inter last August, but De Boer won just five games out of his 14 games in charge. He was fired two days after a 1-0 loss at Sampdoria that left the Milan club in 12th place.

Eagles chairman Steve Parish said:
"We have undertaken a thorough interview process to ensure we are in a position to appoint a manager of the calibre and experience that Frank brings with him.

"I am pleased to welcome him to Crystal Palace and I know he cannot wait to get started and prepare for our record breaking fifth season in the top flight."

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