De Boer not interested in Netherlands post

Frank de Boer has ruled himself out of the Netherlands job while admitting he would prefer a club post in either Spain or Germany.

The recently sacked Crystal Palace manager has previously assisted the Holland national side and managed Ajax, Internazionale.

With Dick Advocaat stepping down as Holland boss, the press linked De Boer with the post, along with Ronald Koeman and Ruud Gullit.

Speaking to Spanish newspaper Sport, De Boer said: "I am a trainer who wants to be on the field. 

"With national teams, you only have a match once every two or three months. It does not fit in my plans to become a national coach at the moment.”

He added: "I like the playing style in Spain. I think I could work fine as a trainer here, but there are several interesting competitions, like the Bundesliga.”

The 47-year-old also talked up former club Rangers, although a return to Scotland for the Dutchman is unlikely.

De Boer spent a season playing with his brother Ronald in the Scottish Premier League in 2004.

He said on Voetbalzone: "As a player I played football for a while and the atmosphere was fantastic, you never know if it can come back.

“We have to look at the possibilities, but they have not contacted yet.”

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