The Eagles have confirmed that the ex-Netherlands international, who previously managed Ajax and Inter, will be their new man in charge

Crystal Palace have announced former Ajax coach and Barcelona player Frank de Boer as their new manager.

The Dutchman has been without a job since getting sacked by Inter last October, with the club struggling for form and winning only once in five Serie A games.

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Palace have been looking for someone to replace Sam Allardyce, who from retired from football management after guiding the club to Premier League safety in May.

De Boer began his managerial life at Ajax in December 2010 following a successful playing career, and won Eredivisie in his first season after the Amsterdam side beat second place FC Twente on the final day of the season to leapfrog their opponents.

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Ajax won the Dutch league again the season after, ending the campaign with a 14-match winning streak, and made it a hat trick in 2012-13 when de Boer’s team lost just two league games.

A 22-match unbeaten run helped Ajax to a fourth consecutive championship – De Boer’s ninth with the club as a player and manager – and reached the KNVB Cup final before being denied a domestic double by PEC Zwolle in a 5-1 loss.

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However, Ajax finished 17 points behind champions PSV in the Eredivisie in the 2014-15 season, and the former defender quit his post in May 2016 after drawing on the final day to gift PSV the title.

He replaced Roberto Mancini at Inter that August, but De Boer won just five games out of his 14 in charge and was fired two days after a 1-0 loss at Sampdoria that left the Milan club in 12th place.

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