EC FootballFrank de Boer is no longer the national coach of the Netherlands. KNVB just announced this after evaluation. Orange was eliminated by the Czech Republic on Sunday in the eighth World Cup finals European Football Championship.
51-year-old De Boer spoke to the KNVB summit today, after which it was decided to separate. De Boer said he did not want to continue, a decision in line with what the KNVB wanted. De Boer’s contract stipulated that a place in the quarter-finals of the European Championship was a condition of continuation.
“In anticipation of the evaluation, I decided not to continue as a national coach. De Boer said in a statement shared by KNVB that the goal was not achieved, and that is clear.” “When I was approached to become national team coach in 2020, I thought it was an honor and a challenge, but I was also aware of the pressure that would come immediately upon my appointment. That pressure is only increasing now, which is not a healthy situation for me, nor to choose in the lead up like This important match for Dutch football is on its way to the World Cup qualifiers. I want to thank everyone, of course the fans and the players.”
So many freedoms
De Boer received a lot of criticism during the European Championships over the way the orange played with three defenders. However, the Dutch national team won group matches against Ukraine (3-2), Austria (2-0) and North Macedonia (3-0). The Orange collapsed against the Czechs after Matthijs de Ligt had to leave the field in red. After the defeat in Budapest, De Boer also received a lot of criticism for replacing Donyell Malen with Quincy Promes. In addition, his flexibility and flexibility have been questioned and his approach to giving players too many liberties has been criticized. Pressure from public opinion and the press gave a final push.
De Boer began his coaching career in 2006 as a youth coach at Ajax. The 112-time international was the right arm of national coach Bert van Marwijk with the Dutch national team at the 2010 World Cup. After four national titles with Ajax, he was expelled from Inter after 84 days. Crystal Palace sent him off after 77 days. Atlanta United said goodbye to the former Ajax and Barcelona player after nearly a year and a half.
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