De Boer appointed Netherlands boss after being sacked by MLS club

Frank de Boer, Head Coach of Atlanta United looks on during a quarter final first leg match between Club America and Atlanta United as part of CONCACAF Champions League 2020 at Azteca on March 11, 2020 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Frank De Boer is the new manager of the Dutch national team.

The ex-Rangers defender has been appointed to the Netherlands job as successor to Ronaldo Koeman, who recently departed to take charge of Barcelona. 

“The 50-year-old former international will be at the helm of the Oranje until the World Cup in 2022,” the KNVB said in a statement.

It’s a swift return to management for De Boer. He was sacked as manager of Major League Soccer club Atlanta United in July following a poor run of results.

De Boer, who won 112 senior caps for the Netherlands during his playing career, was an assistant to Bert van Marwijk when the Dutch lost to Spain in the 2010 World Cup final.

His own managerial career began at Ajax, who he guided to four consecutive Eredivisie titles. Unsuccessful spells with Inter Milan and Crystal Palace were to follow, before he spent 18 months at the helm of Atlanta United.

De Boer’s tenure will begin with a friendly against Mexico next month.

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