The ex-Dutch international defender, signed by David Moyes in 2009 from Atletico Madrid, returned to Ajax to play under De Boer by way of Fulham and Hertha Berlin after leaving Everton two years ago and he retains enormous affection for the Blues.
"The questions that keep pouring in from Everton fans," he posted on his website, "I therefore always have the same answer: De Boer and Everton are, in my opinion, a perfect match."
"Between 2009 and 2014 I spent five years at that fantastic club and in 2012 I was Player of the Year, so I hope that my opinion matters.
"I can see him at the club, the brilliant Goodison Park and the players. I hope that he can shake off the misery of De Graafschap vs Ajax."
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1 Posted 13/05/2016 at 22:42:48
2 Posted 13/05/2016 at 22:59:38
3 Posted 14/05/2016 at 00:02:57
4 Posted 14/05/2016 at 00:22:59
I'm with him and believe that FDB may be a good fit for us.
Looking forward to welcoming our new manager to the club sooner rather than later, whoever that may be.
5 Posted 14/05/2016 at 00:35:43
6 Posted 14/05/2016 at 00:39:24
You mean the first time he hasn't won the league after 4 consecutive championships?
7 Posted 14/05/2016 at 00:49:22
8 Posted 14/05/2016 at 03:59:22
Your in a dream land..... I hope to join you .
Please give Jose the job.
9 Posted 14/05/2016 at 05:59:58
10 Posted 14/05/2016 at 06:58:07
If he then wants away or Everton want him off then no extra cost.
11 Posted 14/05/2016 at 11:02:46
12 Posted 14/05/2016 at 11:43:16
We can't afford to have a manager who doesn't put faith in youth. What is the point of putting all that money and time into our youth system if we then go for a manager who ignores young players?
13 Posted 14/05/2016 at 11:47:15
We should only go for managers who have so many options there's no chance they would join us.
14 Posted 14/05/2016 at 13:10:55
Jose - NO way.
15 Posted 14/05/2016 at 13:17:46
16 Posted 14/05/2016 at 13:56:45
17 Posted 14/05/2016 at 14:51:02
I also think these days the Dutch league is pretty poor and not much above the Scottish league, Ajax allways performed poorly under De Boer.
For me Lucien Favre who performed miracles at Hertha Berlin and Gladbach and plays 4 4 2, this assuming we cannot get Koeman.
18 Posted 14/05/2016 at 14:54:15
21 Posted 14/05/2016 at 23:14:47
We can't possibly rule out any manager who likes his team to pass the ball and maintain possession surely? Martinez didn't fail because he believed his team should pass the ball, most managers believe that, especially nowadays. Martinez failed because he didn't value defending or coach his team how to play off the ball. He ignored set pieces, allowed his team to be unfit (in comparison to opponents) and most of all didn't have the capacity to adapt to different opponents and different situations, to the point of not making substitutions in games we were losing and being outplayed in. He also, in part, failed because he talked bollocks that everyone eventually was able to see through very easily. He failed because he was confused about some very simple concepts, one being that risks should be taken in football, but only in pursuit of goal scoring opportunities. He seemed to coach his defenders to take risks on the ball but not the midfielders or forwards.
None of this is true of Frank de Boer as far as we know, he just believes in a passing style of play. Like everybody else. So whilst nothing we chat about on here is going to matter all that much, can be please be clear that we're not now over-reacting and claiming that all passing football is somehow anathema. I want Everton to be an excellent passing team next season, I just want us to pass it forwards more, defend well and be a threat at set pieces as well. Martinez seemed to believe you could ignore lots of important bits of football as long as you were really good at one of them. That doesn't mean the one that he liked (passing) is now some kind of problem for us to avoid.
22 Posted 15/05/2016 at 07:47:29
23 Posted 15/05/2016 at 08:40:56
24 Posted 16/05/2016 at 17:23:02
If you look at Koemans and Pochettino's achievements before they came to the EPL neither won as much as FDB and they have not won anything since they have been here.
On FDB we are told by Dutch based fans and ex players employs 4-3-3 formation which changes to 4-5-1 on defence. We employed 4--3-3 against Norwich quite successfully this weekend. I would not expect FDB to get us higher than 5th place in 2016/17 season. However like Koeman he will be very frugal in buying high quality players. As Heating says a perfect fit.
Mike (21) he seems to have a passing style but thats were the similarity ends.
25 Posted 18/05/2016 at 17:49:38
26 Posted 18/05/2016 at 18:05:44
Then Gazza was pretty good but would you let him coach our midfield?
27 Posted 19/05/2016 at 14:45:26
How about someone who knows sod all about football is clueless about setting his team up and oh, hang on... one of them has just been sacked.
I know! Duncan Norvelle at least he'd get them fit chasing him around Finch Farm.
28 Posted 19/05/2016 at 14:56:05
This 'passing style', where is it taking place? If it is at the back between our centre-halves, full-backs and the odd holding midfielder then you can keep it. I've had enough of that; it doesn't entertain and it doesn't win enough matches. It also doesn't butter parsnips. Whatever that means.
If Fdb doesn't mind his team pissing about at the back, inviting pressure then he is not for me really.
And to be so dismissive of Moyes btw, makes no sense. All teams are 'passing' teams ffs, the key is the direction you are passing it.
29 Posted 19/05/2016 at 15:04:54
Also, the waterfront for me, the A1 at Lloyds will do fine (if it is still there).
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