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

Frank De Boer has been announced as the new crystal palace manager that day in 2017.

The former Ajax defender was a high profile appointment, replacing Sam Allardyce on a three-year contract, but he was sacked 10 weeks later when Palace lost their first four league games of the season without scoring a single goal.

He left after managing the team for just 450 minutes of playing time, making it the shortest reign in the league. premier league era in terms of number of matches, and was replaced by Roy Hodgson.

Frank De Boer, pictured at a press conference at Beckenham training ground in Kent, oversaw just 450 minutes of football as Crystal Palace manager (PA Images/Steven Paston)

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De Boer, whose only victory came in the second round EFL Cup draw against Ipswich, tried to implement a possession-based style of play and after his dismissal he criticized the club’s players for their resistance to his approach, pointing out that the club had only signed two players to match his philosophy.

A former defender, De Boer spent most of his professional playing career with Ajax, winning five Eredivisie titles, two KNVB Cups, three Super Cups, a UEFA Cup, a UEFA Champions League and an Intercontinental Cup.

He then spent five years at Barcelona, ​​where he won the 1998-99 LaLiga title, followed by short spells at Galatasaray, Rangers, Al-Rayyan and Al-Shamal before retiring.

De Boer is the second most experienced outfield player in the history of the Netherlands national team, with 112 selections.

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

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He cut his teeth in management of the Ajax youth team and as an assistant to Bert van Marwijk with the Dutch national team. In December 2010, he took charge of Ajax and won the Eredivisie title in his debut season.

In 2013, he received the Rinus Michels Netherlands Manager of the Year award after leading Ajax to their third successive Eredivisie title.

The following year, he became the first manager to win four consecutive Eredivisie titles.

He then had brief managerial stints in Serie A with Internazionale in 2016 before joining Palace and managing Atlanta United in MLS from 2018-2020.

De Boer was appointed head coach of the Netherlands national team in September 2020 but left less than a year later in June 2021 after the team’s disappointing Euro 2020 campaign.

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

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