Inter Milan boss Frank De Boer took time to share his views of Italian football with reporters of La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The former Dutch international used to turn down the coaching job of the Nerazzurris in the past, but accepted to lead them into the new campaign with Roberto Mancini sacked. De Boer has always preferred the English Premier League to the Serie A but decided to take the plunge this time.
He revealed that the club contacted him through his agent a few weeks before he accepted the job to lead Inter, claiming the “the Nerazzurri project seemed immediately interesting.” He shared his take on the development of Italian football.
“Inter represent tradition and Italy. If you think of Italian football, the three great teams come to mind: Inter, Milan and Juventus. And there have been some supreme Dutch players in Italy: Jonk and Bergkamp on one side, Van Basten, Rijkaard and Gullit on the other. The prestige of the Biscione had its influence in my choice. I want to be part of this great history.”
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