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Crystal Palace appoint Dutch legend as new manager

Franck de Boer
Franck de Boer

Frank de Boer has been appointed as Crystal Palace's new manager on a three-year contract, the club have announced.

The former Ajax and Inter Milan boss was unveiled today.

Palace chairman Steve Parish said: “We have undertaken a thorough interview process to ensure we are in a position to appoint a manager of the calibre and experience that Frank brings with him. I am pleased to welcome him to Crystal Palace and I know he cannot wait to get started and prepare for our record breaking fifth season in the top flight."

De Boer said: “I am thrilled to be appointed as manager of Crystal Palace Football Club. It is a great honour to take charge of such an historic club, a club that is known around the world for its hugely proud and passionate fan base. This role is a hugely exciting opportunity for me, and I cannot wait to get started in the Premier League with the players and staff here in south London.”