Hammers explain de Boer link

Frank-De-BoerFrank De Boer- despite being hotly tipped as a big West Ham shout for manager – is not among the club’s front runners.

The Ajax boss’ odds were slashed from 33/1 to 9/1 today as fresh ย stories emerged that he was very much in line for talks with the Irons.

But club insiders have revealed the ย 45 year old is seen as as a gamble given that the Dutch League is among the weakest in Europe.

Admitting there was an interest, our source revealed added that it would be “entirely wrong” to put him among the front runners.

He added: “Obviously he plays the kind of football very much associated with this club and has won titles in Holland but it’s not unlike the Scottish League. How much does that mean? It would be a gamble.”

However, despite the reservations, de Boer hasn’t been ruled out as the club continues its search.


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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

14 comments on “Hammers explain de Boer link

  1. Deluded? Since when have Ajax and West Ham been remotely comparable in terms of how to play football?

  2. Agree Matt, Ajax are always in European competitions where we want to be. He is a proven international, done well so far at Ajax and I thought we were looking for someone progressive. I for one would not be impressed if we ended up with Bilic, not the big name that’s been talked about as the target and less than convinced by his performance in Turkey.

  3. Not one of the front runners? As JMan has pointed out his Ajax CV is impressive add that to his running of their academy,assistant manager to a World Cup running up team and a vast wealth of experience playing all over the world. The list must be headed by Clark Kent.

  4. Couldn’t do much better than FDB

  5. Yeah im coming round to the De Boer choice ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. To young for me are there no 85 year olds out there,have we won the European Cup more times than them,when did we last win the league ( not fair play )
    I bet the jocks are happy to being equal with Ajax

  7. Lmao,i couldnt work that out.Dutchh league is superior to the scottish if he ment that.If he ment because of the same teams wining all the time well now it is Celtic,one team.Dutch have Ajax,PSV,Feynoord & teams like Vitesse & Alkmaar which are a million times better than the also rans in scotlands prem.It is a joke league ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. It’s probably why so little is known about the Dutch league having never being able to export players,managers and their strange football style. After a lot of thinking there’s not one famous footballing Dutchman I can think of

  9. When as manager you can only call on Bergkamp and Overmars you might as well call it a day,bet they are crap at respecting the point,

  10. Who are these Bergkamp and Overmars characters you speak of,they’re obviously mythical creatures from the little known Netherlands region

  11. I think you will find that Bergkamp played for Falkirk & Overmars played for Stenhousemuir when they were playing in the Scottish leagues.Im sure you knew this.Just letting you know if you were not aware of these lads or havnt heard of them before ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Oh right now I remember Hamish Bergkamp and Doogie Overmars,mediocre players who’d tried their luck in the superior Scottish league due to their mixed heritage having travelled on foot and roughly strung together bamboo rafts from their backwater home in the little known principality Who?land lol

  12. The day the Dutch league is comparable with the Sweaties league is the day that all football in the Nettherlands should be suspended & they should take up another sport.What a ****ing stupid comment by the ‘source’.He must be German,they dont like the Dutch ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. Shows a little worrying sign that those inside our club are a little deluded.. Koeman has done crap since he came here from the Dutch league almost getting Southampton relegated.!
    Frank DB would be behind Biesla and Unai (not Dick)Emery, THEN if none of those 3 want it I’d go Bilic…

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