Ajax’s management has reached a verbal agreement with head coach Frank de Boer to extend his contract, which had been effective until June 30, 2015. The new contract takes effect on July 1, 2013 and is valid for four years, until June 30, 2017. De Boer: “This new contract is exactly what I wanted.”
Frank de Boer (Hoorn, May 15 1970) has been active at Ajax since playing with the B-juniors. After playing for the youth academy for four years, he played for the first team for eleven years, where he was in more than 400 official matches. With Ajax, the left footed defender won various national titles, KNVB Cups, Super Cups, the Europa Cup 1, the club world cup and the UEFA Cup. In 1999, he went abroad and played for FC Barcelona, Glasgow Rangers, Galatasaray and Al-Rayyan, successively. De Boer was active in five final tournaments as an international and was active in 112 games for the Dutch national team.
De Boer, who got his diploma as a Professional Football Coach in 2007, started out as a coach in the 2006-2007 season with Ajax’s D1. After that, we was active as a coach with A1 as well as national coach Bert van Marwijk’s assistant with the Dutch national team, reaching second place in the World Cup in South Africa. He’s been Ajax’s head coach for the past two and a half years, and in this period, he’s won the national championship three times in a row.
Frank de Boer, who has been on holiday since Monday, is pleased with the new contract: “I like it here and my family is happy. There are enough challenges here. This new contract is exactly what I wanted. We came to an agreement quickly, since we’re happy on both sides. Now I can continue what we’ve started together and I’m really looking forward to that.”
Director of football affairs Marc Overmars is pleased as well: “It’s no surprise that we wanted to extend Frank’s contract. The fact that we’ve reached an agreement after one meeting says it all. It’s good for Ajax that Frank will be with the club for longer.”