Frank De Boer Part Ways With Netherlands As Manager

Frank de Boer has left his role as Netherlands manager after their shock exit from Euro 2020.

The former Atlanta United and Crystal Palace manager led the Dutch national team to a perfect group stage performance, winning all three of their games.

But they fell to a shock defeat in the round of 16, losing 2-0 against the Czech Republic.

A statement said: “After consultations in Zeist between Nico-Jan Hoogma, Eric Gudde, Frank de Boer and his agent Guido Albers this afternoon, it has been decided that both parties will separate with immediate effect.

“De Boer has announced that he does not want to continue, which is also in line with the contract between both parties, which required a place in the quarter-finals.

“That contract will not be renewed.”

De Boer himself said: “I have decided not to continue as manager.

“The objective has not been achieved, that is clear. When I was approached to become national coach in 2020, I thought it was an honor and a challenge, but I was also aware of the pressure that would come upon me from the moment I was appointed.

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“That pressure is only increasing now, and that is not a healthy situation for me, nor for the squad in the run-up to such an important match for Dutch football en route to World Cup qualification.”

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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