Inter Milan has hired former Ajax manager Frank De Boer as the new boss of the Nerazzurri. The Dutchman was unveiled on Tuesday.
Inter parted ways with Roberto Mancini yesterday and it didn’t take long until De Boer was named as the successor. The 46-year-old Hoorn native spent five-and-a-half years in charge of Ajax, picking up four Eredivisie titles before leaving the club at the end of last season.
De Boer was unveiled at a press conference on Tuesday and starting off by thanking the club for giving him an opportunity to coach in Italy.
“First of all I want to thank Inter for choosing me as the coach of a club with such great traditions,” De Boer said.
“I’ve spoken with everybody and it’s very important that we all want to take the club back to where it should be. I’m excited and I can’t wait to get started, to get to know the players and the rest of the people that work here. Two weeks is not much time at all, but we have to be ready.”
De Boer has less than two weeks to work with the team before the start of the Serie A season, but he said that his side would be well prepared.
“It’s not an ideal situation, but we have a very talented and experienced side,” De Boer said. “We can use our ideas to be ready in a short space of time. We have a philosophy and the team needs to believe in that. I’m convinced that we’ll be ready and that we’ll get on the right track as quickly as possible.”
Inter kicks off the season on Aug. 21 against Chievo Verona.