Frank de Boer is Sunday appointed as the coach of Atlanta United. The North-Hollander came up with the champion of the American MLS agreed to a new multi-year contract.
Last Friday reported The Farmer himself all that he this weekend, his signature was put to a club from abroad. Allegedly he signs a contract for four seasons in Atlanta United.
The Farmer is in Atlanta United to the successor of the former FC Barcelona-coach Gerardo Martino, who was the leading candidate to become the new coach of the Mexican national team.
Atlanta United was established in 2014 founded and crowned himself in his second season in the MLS, surprisingly to champion. The team from Georgia won in the final of the play-offs with a 2-0 Portland Timbers.
“The sporting ambitions of the club in line with my own ambitions,” says the 48-year-old coach on the website of his new club. “I want to build on the current success and ensure that this club has a permanent place in the top of the MLS.”
The new season in the MLS begins Atlanta United on 10 march with an away game against DC United, where Wayne Rooney is under contract. This is the team on 22 February and 1 march in the Concacaf Champions League in action against Herediano from Costa Rica.
New chapter. Same mission.
#ATLUTD name @FdeBoerOfficial as 2nd head coach in club history
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The Farmer up to now not successful in abroad
The Farmer is not yet successful as a trainer abroad. Last year september he was at his last club Crystal Palace after 77 days dismissed and prior to that he was at Internazionale after 85 days on the side.
The ex-defender was at the end of 2010 until mid-2016, however, very successful as coach of Ajax. He won in that period, four league titles and one Johan Cruyff Schaal.
The Farmer was in August in the interest of FC Basel and saw service with the Swiss club, it’s certainly there, but eventually got Marcel Koller’s preference.
The 112-fold international of the Dutch national team played in his career as a player at Ajax (1988-1999), FC Barcelona (1999-2003), Galatasaray (2003-2004), Glasgow Rangers (2004), Al Rayyan (2004-2005) and Al Shamal (2005-2006).