Lovenkrands suggests De Boer is 'perfect' for Newcastle: Why he's got a point

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Former Newcastle United forward Peter Lovenkrands has suggested who should be the club's next manager.

Former Newcastle United striker Peter Lovenkrands has told the Chronicle he feels Frank De Boer would be an ideal manager for his old club.

John Carver is in charge until the end of the season, with De Boer mentioned by the paper as someone who could potentially replace him over the summer.

“You look at it and he has Champions League with Ajax but this would be a new challenge. Frank De Boer would be an amazing choice,” said Lovenkrands.

“You can only try. I hope Newcastle try to get him. At least try and if he says no fair enough.”

In many ways he’s got a good point.

De Boer is experienced at both domestic and European level and well suited to handling the pressure which comes with being in charge of such a big team.

He also has a good connection with Ajax’s identity and history, which suggests that he wouldn’t have any problem understanding the admirable passion which is shown so consistently by Newcastle fans.

Furthermore, he has a good track record developing younger players at the Dutch club.

That’s significant when looking at the high quality younger players at Newcastle; the five on loan at Rangers as well as the likes of Adam Armstrong in the first team.

He’s well placed to develop those players in terms of their technique to make them much stronger and much more effective players.

The ball is still in Carver’s court because if Newcastle break the top eight by the end of the season, he may well get a longer deal to stay at St James Park, but De Boer wouldn’t be a bad alternative.

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