Raimond van der Gouw expresses concerns over Everton appointing Frank De Boer

Ajax Head Coach Frank De Boer during the press conference

The former Ajax coach is heavily backed to take over from Roberto Martinez.

Ajax Head Coach Frank De Boer during the press conferenceAjax Head Coach Frank De Boer during a press conference

Everton are currently on the lookout for a new manager after the sacking of Roberto Martinez. The club reached two domestic cup semi-finals this season but failed to have an impact in the league and after months of fan unrest the club finally dismissed Martinez before the final game of the Premier League campaign.

One of the names being heavily linked with the job is Frank De Boer. The Dutch legend recently stood down as head coach at Ajax and was immediately seen as a front-runner for the Everton role.

Ajax coach Frank de Boer and assistant coach Dennis Bergkamp (R) before the matchAjax coach Frank de Boer and assistant coach Dennis Bergkamp (R) before the match

Speaking about the potential of De Boer heading to the Premier League a fellow Dutchman has expressed his concern about De Boer at Everton.

Raimond van der Gouw, who played six seasons at Manchester United, told talkSPORT of the potential appointment:

“The Premier League is a very tough competition. When you look at the names like (Jurgen) Klopp, (Pep) Guardiola, (Jose) Mourinho, (Arsene) Wenger then it will be a very tough season for him to well at Everton.

“I would like to see him go in there because it would be very interesting. He does have a way of playing that is very interesting for England.

Ajax coach Frank De Boer (R) during trainingAjax coach Frank De Boer (R) during training

“He would be a very good manager, but the question is how (would he do) with the competition from the other teams.”

There is no doubt that the Premier League is becoming more and more competitive every season – with the emergence of Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United not helping Everton’s cause.

De Boer would have a massive test on his hands if he was to be tasked with taking Everton back up the table after their difficult season.

It seems van der Gouw is not convinced he would be able to make an immediate impact.

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