It is not known whether the football association will be talking to other candidates besides De Boer (50). Frank Rijkaard has already indicated that he is not interested. Peter Bosz is not available for the time being. The names of Louis van Gaal and Henk ten Cate have also been mentioned.
The KNVB wants to present the successor of Ronald Koeman, who left for Barcelona, for the next international period – which starts with a practice match with Mexico on 7 October. Assistant Dwight Lodeweges did the honours for the last two international games.
The pre-selection for the upcoming international game will be announced next Wednesday.
De Boer, who was sacked from Atlanta United six weeks ago, does have an ear for the national team. “I would be honoured if the KNVB would come to me,” he recently announced to Fox Sports.
The 112-time international already worked as an assistant coach for the Dutch national team. He was Bert van Marwijk‘s right-hand man when the Netherlands reached the 2010 World Cup finals.
Peaks and troughs for De Boer
At the beginning of his coaching career, De Boer celebrated many successes. During the velvet revolution at Ajax, he brought the Amsterdammers sporting success with four national titles in a row.
In 2016, however, a fifth championship was forfeited on the last day, after which De Boer left.
Abroad, De Boer’s blazon suffered a major dent. He was dismissed from Internazionale (after three months), Crystal Palace (after 77 days) and Atlanta. With the latter club he did conquer the Campeones Cup and the US Open Cup.