Official: Frank de Boer, new coach of the Netherlands

Frank de Boer has become the new Netherlands coach, after the position was vacant since the departure of Ronald Koeman to Barcelona. The Dutch press already reported throughout the week that he was chosen to direct the 'Oranje' until the Qatar 2022 World Cup included.

This puts an end to several weeks of speculation about who would fill the position, for which names such as the Frank Rijkaard or the Bayer Leverkusen coach, Peter bosz. Even Louis van Gaal, who has coached the national team twice, left the door open to a possible return, but the players themselves would have vetoed him.

As a coach, Frank de Boer, 50, conquered four consecutive Dutch League titles with him Ajax, but away from the Eredivise he was not so lucky on the benches of the Inter de Milan (dismissed after only 11 days) and Crystal palace (He lasted 77 days in office). After leaving the Premier, he directed the Atlanta United from MLS until last summer. De Boer, who as a player He played two World Cups with the Netherlands, will make his debut on the bench of his team in the friendly against Mexico in Amsterdam scheduled for next October 7, and officially in the duels of the League of Nations against Bosnia (October 11) and Italy (October 14).