Netherlands boss quits after Euro 2020 elimination


Frank de Boer has resigned as manager of the Netherlands after a disappointing European Championship last-16 exit.

The side topped Group C, having won all their three matches, but their 10 men were beaten 2-0 by the Czech Republic this past Sunday.

De Boer was appointed as the Dutch head coach last September to replace Ronald Koeman, who later joined the Spanish giants, Barcelona.

“We will separate with immediate effect. Frank de Boer has announced that he does not want to continue,” reads the statement from the Dutch football federation (KNVB)

“This is also in line with the contract between both parties, which required a place in the quarter-finals. That contract will not be renewed.”

The 51-year-old mentor added that: “In anticipation of the evaluation, I have decided not to continue as national coach. The objective has not been achieved, that is clear.

“When I was approached to become national coach in 2020, I thought it was an honour and a challenge, but I was also aware of the pressure that would come upon me from the moment I was appointed. That pressure is only increasing now.

“That is not a healthy situation for me, nor for the squad in the run-up to such an important match for Dutch football on its way to World Cup qualification.”

By FARPost Reporter