NATIONS - De Boer, "If I wish it on someone, it is certainly Louis"
Frank de Boer has spoken to the media for the first time about his departure from the Dutch national team. The former national coach has been able to give everything a place and wishes his successor, Louis van Gaal, the best.
De Boer resigned as national coach of Orange at the end of June after the disappointing European Championship. "That is over. I have given that a place. Enough time has passed, we are now returning to the order of the day," he says in a video item from Algemeen Dagblad.
De Boer failed to lead Orange to success. At the European Championship, the Dutch national team was eliminated by the Czech Republic in the eighth final. "Of course it is difficult. You have a certain idea how you are going to experience such a tournament. At least that was not the case in my dreams."
With Van Gaal at the helm, better times seem to be ahead. In any case, the first results in the World Cup qualifiers are promising. "Whether it is difficult to look at him? No, of course I have a very good contact with him. I have spoken to him. I am very happy that he is doing well. We all know that he is a top trainer. If I give it to someone, then it is certainly Louis."