On this day in 2017: Frank De Boer appointed Crystal Palace manager

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Burnley v Crystal Palace – Premier League – Turf Moor
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Frank De Boer was announced arsenic the caller Crystal Palace manager connected this time successful 2017.

The erstwhile Ajax defender was a high-profile appointment, replacing Sam Allardyce connected a three-year deal, but helium was sacked 10 weeks aboriginal erstwhile Palace mislaid their archetypal 4 league matches of the play without scoring a azygous goal.

He near having managed the squad for lone 450 minutes of crippled time, making it the shortest reign of the Premier League epoch successful presumption of fig of matches, and was replaced by Roy Hodgson.

Crystal Palace Press Conference – Beckenham Training Ground

Frank De Boer, pictured astatine a property league astatine Beckenham Training Ground, Kent, oversaw conscionable 450 minutes of shot arsenic Crystal Palace manager (PA Images/Steven Paston)

De Boer, whose lone triumph came successful a second-round EFL Cup necktie against Ipswich, attempted to instrumentality a possession-based benignant of play and, aft his sacking, helium criticised the club’s players for their absorption to his approach, pointing retired that the nine had signed lone 2 players to acceptable his philosophy.

A former defender, De Boer spent astir of his nonrecreational playing vocation with Ajax, winning five Eredivisie titles, two KNVB Cups, three Super Cups, one UEFA Cup, one UEFA Champions League, and one Intercontinental Cup.

He aboriginal spent 5 years at Barcelona, wherever helium won the 1998–99 LaLiga title, followed by abbreviated spells at Galatasaray, Rangers, Al-Rayyan and Al-Shamal before retiring.

De Boer is the second-most experienced outfield subordinate successful the past of the Netherlands nationalist team, with 112 caps.

Roy Hodgson record  photo

Roy Hodgson succeeded Frank de Boer arsenic Crystal Palace manager (PA Images/Adam Davy)

He chopped his absorption teeth with the Ajax younker squad and arsenic adjunct to Bert van Marwijk with the Netherlands nationalist squad and successful December 2010 took implicit arsenic manager of Ajax and went connected to triumph the Eredivisie rubric successful his archetypal season.

In 2013, helium received the Rinus Michels Award for manager of the twelvemonth successful the Netherlands aft starring Ajax to their 3rd successive Eredivisie title.

The pursuing year, helium became the archetypal manager to triumph 4 consecutive Eredivisie titles.

He past had little spells managing successful Serie A with Internazionale successful 2016 earlier moving to Palace and managed Atlanta United successful MLS from 2018 to 2020.

De Boer was appointed caput manager of the Netherlands nationalist squad successful September 2020 but near little than a twelvemonth aboriginal successful June 2021 aft the team’s disappointing Euro 2020 campaign.

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