Frank de Boer’s twin brother, Ronald, has written his opinion regarding what went wrong for his brother at Inter in Voetbal International.
According to Goal.com who’ve reported the interview Ronald writes that: “the Inter squad contains 29 players with the average age of 27, These are footballers that have made their mark in top football and you have to keep them happy. Most of them are internationals for their country and earn top salaries. The size of the squad has had a major impact for my brother.”
Ronald De Boer continues that “the club wanted him as coach to create a new style of playing and start a successful project. Frank immediately had two problems: the players were not fit enough, while the Serie A was close to starting when he began. Another thing was that managing such a big squad took a lot of time, while he should have been focused on football topics. Then there were the political aspects. The enormous pressure from the media and the problems between captain Mauro Icardi and the fans. As coach, you want to focus on football, but at clubs like Inter this is not always possible.”