Frank de Boer is Happy to Join a Club that ‘Spend a Lot of Money’

New Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer says he is excited to join a club that “spend a lot of money”.

The 47-year-old Dutchman, who has signed a three-year deal, succeeds Sam Allardyce, who left after helping Palace avoid relegation last season.

“The aim is to be a solid Premier League team, not to struggle with relegation,” said the former defender, who won 112 caps for the Netherlands.

“That is our main target – if we do more, that’s nice.”

De Boer managed Ajax from 2010 to 2016 and won the league title in four successive seasons – from 2011 to 2015.

De Boer said he had a “good feeling” about Palace and “the prospect of managing a team in the Premier League was exciting”.

“This club can grow further and further,” he said. “They spend a lot of money and there is the possibility to do something well with that money.

“I’ve not met the players yet. We will look at one or two signings, but I think it is necessary to see all the players here first.”

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