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Frank de Boer appointed Crystal Palace boss

The former Ajax manager takes over on a three-year deal.

Frank de Boer is the new Palace manager.
Frank de Boer is the new Palace manager.
Image: Crystal Palace F.C./Twitter

CRYSTAL PALACE HAVE confirmed Frank de Boer as their new manager, replacing Sam Allardyce who surprisingly resigned after securing Premier League status for the team next season.

De Boer will be their fifth manager in four years and has been out of work since leaving Inter Milan last November after just 14 games with the club.

The 47-year old is best known for his time as a player with Ajax, but returned to the Amsterdam club as a coach in 2007, first with the youth team, before winning four Eredivisie titles in six seasons in charge of the senior side.

His appointment comes on the back of a month-long search by Palace with their Chairman Steve Parish saying:

“We have undertaken a thorough interview process to ensure we are in a position to appoint a manager of the calibre and experience that Frank brings with him. I am pleased to welcome him to Crystal Palace and I know he cannot wait to get started and prepare for our record-breaking fifth season in the top flight.”

De Boer himself said:

“I am thrilled to be appointed as manager of Crystal Palace Football Club. It is a great honour to take charge of such a historic club, a club that is known around the world for its hugely proud and passionate fan base.

“This role is a hugely exciting opportunity for me, and I cannot wait to get started in the Premier League with the players and staff here in south London.”

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