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The former Dutch international defender took the decision after failing to land a fifth Eredivisie title last Sunday when his side could only draw and PSV Eindhoven, level on points but with an inferior goal difference going into the final day, beat FC Zwolle.
"It's the right decision for me and it's right for Ajax," De Boer said. "I don't know what I'll do next. A year without a club is an option for me too, we'll see what happens."
De Boer, who represented Ajax and Barcelona as a player, is now seeking his next challenge, with his agent saying last week that he would "love to manage a team like Everton or Valencia."
The Spanish side are looking for a permanent replacement for Gary Neville while Everton are looking for their next manager following the dismissal of Roberto Martinez.
De Boer's twin brother Ronald has spoken of his brother's keenness to talk with Everton, telling Sky Sports that he feels Frank would be ideal for the role but that it's to the club to make their move.
Ronald de Boer
"In my eyes he's the right man for that job," Ronald said. "He thought he was going to fulfil his ambition of managing in the Premier League but talks with Tottenham collapsed at the last minute.
"When you see what [Ronald] Koeman has done at Southampton, I would argue that Frank is at least as good as him when you see what he has achieved at Ajax.
"I think Everton would be a good fit for Frank. It's the sort of club where he'd be given the chance to show his qualities and do something special."
The odds on De Boer becoming the Blues' next boss have plummeted but Inter Milan have reportedly entered the equation and are viewed by some as a more likely destination for the 45-year-old.
Quotes sourced from Ajax.nl
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1 Posted 12/05/2016 at 08:44:22
2 Posted 12/05/2016 at 08:56:59
Players will go and new ones will arrive, its only ourselves who will be the constant.
We have to learn to be happy again, I hope the season starts with a bang and some quality signings.
3 Posted 12/05/2016 at 08:57:19
Valencia currently without a coach. Everton later today will be looking for a new one. His agent talking up both clubs.
What appeals more to him?
4 Posted 12/05/2016 at 09:20:45
In contrast to many on here I actually wanted Moyes back for the stability, but if De Boer is as good as many on here hope he is than I'd welcome his appointment
5 Posted 12/05/2016 at 09:23:11
6 Posted 12/05/2016 at 09:28:03
7 Posted 12/05/2016 at 09:29:44
Hope it's going to happen as we need someone quickly to start planning for next season
8 Posted 12/05/2016 at 09:32:42
9 Posted 12/05/2016 at 09:57:49
10 Posted 12/05/2016 at 10:00:30
Moyes is part of the reason we have fallen out of the chase for honours with his low ceiling of attainment over 11 years. Number one reason is total lack of ambition at board level. Martinez should have been relieved of his duties long ago. I love Everton but I dislike intensely the people that are running/wrecking our club.
11 Posted 12/05/2016 at 10:07:57
12 Posted 12/05/2016 at 10:18:39
Moyes for stability?? This the manager who finally achieved successive top ten finishes in his 6th full season?? Maybe if we give him another decade or so we might get to be Cup runners-up again!
13 Posted 12/05/2016 at 10:20:47
Why the fuck do you call yourself supporters if you are willing to settle for a mediocre appointment for the next manager at such a pivotal period in the clubs future?
14 Posted 12/05/2016 at 10:42:22
I don't want Moyes back but I feel he should be respected more by a large number of Everton fans.
Yes he jumped ship, but lets face it, Man u are run like a world wide conglomerate, were as we are run like a shitty corner shop who are always out of milk when you need it.
He wanted Baines and Fellaini, if my memory serves me correctly, they were his players and most managers take some of there trusted players when its possible.
As for finishing top 10 after years, lets not forget the joke of a squad he inherited and the measly budget he had to work within.
I don't want Moyes, but id take him over some people we are linked with including Hughes, O'Neil, Sean Dyche and Eddie Howe.
At the same time id put a lot ahead of him.
15 Posted 12/05/2016 at 11:04:30
Like a lot of others I felt that the time had come for a change and didn't begrudge him the Utd job as I was more interested in our next appointment.
Turns out we made a horrendous error with that duty.
I don't see the point in bringing Moyes back now other than to return the club to mid-table security.
Granted, in our current predicament, a lot of people might see that as a decent idea.
But I would hope that the powers that be realise that this next appointment could well be a defining one. And I pray to God that they make a the right call.
Whether that's deBoer or Pellegrini or whomever, I honestly don't know. And I reckon it's not the easiest decision in the world, else every premiership club would be challenging for the title.
We can only hope that we finally get the individual that this once great club has been crying out for since Kendall's glory days.
16 Posted 12/05/2016 at 11:10:38
He's the first manager ever to have won 4 consecutive league titles in Holland.
Now I know its not the strongest league, but he's achieved something special there.
Also he only lost out on making it 5 by a point or two.
17 Posted 12/05/2016 at 11:35:10
Any respect I held for the ginger bore went with the way he handled his exit from this club, so why some even entertain the dud is beyond me.
FdB will do for me thank you very much, would like to think he would bring his backroom team with him also.
I also wouldn't be too bothered if no new manager is announced immediately, as long as Martinez is put out of his misery ASAP, and definitely prior to Sundays game. Even if they say he will leave post-match on Sunday that would do!
It's all just speculation currently, as the wall of silence continues from our once great club - please make some form of announcement today, for god's sake.
Seems to me Kenwright has made the same mistake with Bobby that he did with Moyes, and became friends first - employer/employee a distant second.
Kenwright should also announce his departure prior to this evenings "awards" ceremony, and then they can both have a warm-ish reception from all, as they meander off into the sunset together with the millions of pounds they have taken out of Everton, to continue their bromance away from our club.
18 Posted 12/05/2016 at 11:43:11
19 Posted 12/05/2016 at 11:45:38
20 Posted 12/05/2016 at 13:11:21
Well, fuck that â€“ Leicester are Champs & we're the fucking chumps. Christ, we haven't even won the League Cup, never mind the Premier League title.
Our motto may be written in an ancient language no fucker speaks no more, but I KNOW we Blues still believe in it. It still has meaning today.... shoot for the stars, aim high & believe â€“ cos we are EVERTON FC. COYB.
21 Posted 12/05/2016 at 14:11:31
He is one of the bright young managers of world football and I'm guessing a lot of top drawer players would love to play under him.
That can only be good news for our club.
Fingers crossed this comes true!
22 Posted 12/05/2016 at 17:41:58
23 Posted 12/05/2016 at 17:43:28
The only worry the premier league is so unique, anyone can beat anyone on any given day. Much harder than the Dutch league, but what the hell as long as it's not Moyes O'neill or Hughes. I'd be happy with any of the two mentioned above.
24 Posted 12/05/2016 at 17:44:31
25 Posted 12/05/2016 at 17:45:27
Steve McLaren won the dutch league with Fc Twente.
Would the bar codes want him back?
Mourinho for me is out of a job, we could afford his wages and we have a transfer kitty to back up our young talent.
If the the reds can tempt Klopp with no european football then why cant we tempt Mourinho.
AIM BIG AIM HIGH
26 Posted 12/05/2016 at 18:02:25
Yes, Mourinho would be a coup and he's won a lot more than De Boar. I do think De Boar would be a better fit for Everton though.
The one thing that Martinez has succeeded at was helping improve what was already a good youth academy. There's lots of work going on at Finch Farm now for the youth players to stay at the training ground. De Boar will take to this like a duck to water. Ajax nurture some of the best young talent in the world. Jose Mourinho has bought his teams at every club and as a awful record with integrating youth players into his sides.
De Boar is also a world name who will also attract players. As for winning the Dutch league, I understand he is the only manager to win it four times in a row. Pretty good for a young manager. No manager is going to be universally popular. I think the one thing is that with the names in the frame we'll at least do better than Moyes and Martinez.
Btw, if we were able to pull off getting Mourinho I would be over the moon. He's one of the best managers of all time. I'm just unsure he'd be a good fit for the reasons above.
27 Posted 12/05/2016 at 18:05:34
After Martinez I'm sceptical.
28 Posted 12/05/2016 at 18:12:50
29 Posted 12/05/2016 at 18:13:32
De Boer also played for Ajax and Barcelona.
Mourinho ? Really..and we accuse the RS of being deluded.
Plus the RS did have European competition.
So if you wish to aim big and aim high it pays to aim accurately.
30 Posted 12/05/2016 at 18:23:54
What a great day, Martinez gone and De Bore possibly taking over from him.
31 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:04:59
Mr Moshiri will want a top appointment and so I expect I will not be taking my clothes off. The decision made today was well made, very timely and I look forward to seeing Joe Royle and Rhino stood on the touchline at the weekend. NSNO.
32 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:10:58
Steve McClaren won the Dutch league once. De Boer's Ajax plenty of times and he's played for Barcelona and over a 100 caps for Holland so has instant respect from players.
Playing for Glasgow Rangers has no bearing on his credibility at all, Daniel!
33 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:21:25
As for Mourinho, he inherited Ranieri's side and won the league in his first season, then was backed by an open cheque book, until his safety first philosophy of sticking with ageing players backfired. His treatment of Eva the physio was disgusting, just like his vomit-inducing arrogance.
Benitez was similarly lucky taking over the sickly Houllier's team, and winning the Champions League. Ultimately he was found out, and his pathetic spat with Alex Ferguson, and his childish list - not forgetting his little club jibe - make him extremely unsuitable for EFC.
For me De Boer, with his experience at the top level, his desire to nurture young talent and (very importantly) he wants desire to manage our club, makes him my personal choice.
34 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:41:20
35 Posted 12/05/2016 at 20:03:45
Not too sure about Frank but would welcome either appointment if it happened.
36 Posted 12/05/2016 at 20:07:00
37 Posted 12/05/2016 at 20:28:38
Plenty on here seem to be struggling with the 6 letters of De Boer!
38 Posted 12/05/2016 at 20:34:43
39 Posted 12/05/2016 at 20:41:50
Jose - artogant prick.
40 Posted 12/05/2016 at 20:50:16
I can't believe anyone is talking about Moyes. I couldn't stomach another year of that shite defensive football, always likely to be on the end of a good thrashing every now and again.
11 years of never winning at the Sky 4; fuck, I'm not even sure if he won at any of them with United.
41 Posted 12/05/2016 at 21:05:26
De bore, De boar, De Boer. Take your pick.
42 Posted 12/05/2016 at 21:29:50
I asked my mate in Holland - watches lots of Dutch and English football (and has sampled the joys of Goodison more than once) - about De Boer and style of football.....
'Fast tempo yes, nastiness he has to learn more. His players are and were young and a bit light.. Get some players that are streetwise!!'
I agree with you 100% on Jose, don't let him anywhere near. The guy is a fraud - without big money he has nothing else to offer.
43 Posted 12/05/2016 at 21:43:50
You have to have an idea of how you want to play, and a plan to get there. How would you decide on your signings if you don't know how you want to play?
Bobby's philosophy was fine. He just didn't have the ability to implement it, or the sense to ensure results didn't suffer too much while he tried.
44 Posted 12/05/2016 at 21:45:58
45 Posted 12/05/2016 at 21:46:28
I think Mouriniho would be a car crash waiting to happen, he would wind the RS up for certain though!
46 Posted 12/05/2016 at 22:16:40
And he once turned down Liverpool.
47 Posted 13/05/2016 at 05:11:34
The club needs a firm grip on the future. I have cringed watching games when players celebrate too much and too early and lose focus, only to concede silly late goals and consequently, points. This season has been a prime example of poor choices and players not reaching heights expected of them. The frightening scenario for me is that the season will begin all over again in three months. So a bold decision is required now and the hard work for the new manager begins in the next week or so.
48 Posted 13/05/2016 at 12:39:16
I do not want 'young up and coming'. Who couldn't win with Ajax in Holland?
Bielsa would shake the club up... in the right way.
49 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:10:19
He gets my vote, with Koeman stating that he is happy to stay at Saints, I say 'Bring It On'.
He is high enough in profile, and has certainly earned respect, throughout the world, so he could have no problem bringing in top players too.
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