Frank de Boer as national coach

Paul Iske discusses a high-profile failure at BNR every month and what we can learn from it. Listen to the item above or read and listen at This week's topic: the failed European Championship for Orange and about the art of stopping in time

The failed EC

The Netherlands had to say goodbye to the dream of becoming European Champion after the eighth final against the Czech Republic. There was already a lot of criticism of the system of national coach Frank de Boer that put a lot of pressure on the midfield and now Frank de Boer has to pack his bags as national coach. He was forced to resign early as a coach several times before. Frank de Boer was a talented football player, but less suitable as a coach and therefore did not stop in time. Read more about this failure on

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