Premier League club Crystal Palace have appointed Frank de Boer as their new manager
De Boer was unveiled as the new manager at the club’s training ground on Monday after penning a 3-year contract. He won four consecutive Eredivisie titles during his time at Ajax, and will now look to provide the same stability to the Eagles.
The 47-year-old Dutchman succeeds Sam Allardyce, who left after helping Palace avoid relegation last season.
The Dutchman said he is excited to be taking charge at a Premier League club for the first time, and is honoured to be part of a historic club with a huge fan base.
“I am thrilled to be appointed as manager of Crystal Palace Football Club. 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,” he told the club’s official website.
He had been out of work since being sacked by Inter Milan in November after only 85 days in charge. But the Dutchman is finally back, and will be hoping to get off to a good start at Selhurst Park.
His vision and knowledge of the game is set to have impressed the Palace hierarchy, and the fans will be excited to see their team perform better under his leadership.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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