Crystal palace have confirmed via a press conference on Monday afternoon, the appointment of Frank de Boer as the club’s new manager on a three-year contract worth £7.5m.
The Eagles have been without a manager since Sam Allardyce’s resigned in May, after he won nine of his 24 Premier League games in charge to secure Palace’s top flight status after succeeding Alan Pardew.
On the other hand, de Boer has been without a job after being sacked by Inter Milan last October after the club struggled for form and won only once in five Serie A games.
Prior to this, the Dutchman had a memorable time at Ajax where he won four Dutch league titles between 2011 and 2014 and introduced a style of play that made the Dutch side one of the most entertaining to watch in Holland.
The long term strategy for the club opted by the club’s chairman, Steve Parish, and the American major shareholders, David Blitzer and Josh Harris, is of developing young talent and integrating it successfully into the first team, allowing Palace to become less reliant on big-money signings and quick-fix loan deals.
The former Holland international was wanted by Club Brugge but wanted to work in England. Previously linked with the Tottenham and Liverpool jobs, de Boer sees Selhurst Park as the place to rebuild his reputation.
“I am thrilled to be appointed as manager of Crystal Palace Football Club,” de Boer told Crystal Palace’s website.
“It is a great honour to take charge of such an 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.”