Frank de Boer has this afternoon expressed his confidence that he can soon get his average managerial reign down to about two weeks.
The Dutchman was speaking shortly after his sacking by Crystal Palace, which brought an end to a 10-week spell that included just four Premier League games and followed a mere 85-day spell in charge at his previous club Inter Milan.
Rejecting suggestions that he was disappointed with his firing, the former Ajax man instead confirmed that he will try and take the lessons he has learned in an attempt to reduce his average time at clubs to little more than a fortnight.
“I am very happy with my time at Crystal Palace if I’m honest. The people here were very nice and welcoming. Unfortunately my spell went on a little longer than I would have hoped but I still feel I can apply much of what I’ve learned in future positions,” said de Boer today, adding that while he broke the record for shortest Premier League managerial career, he remains disappointed that it wasn’t shorter.
“I firmly believe I could and perhaps should have been sacked after two or three games, no doubt. But we cannot have everything we want in life and I’m certain that in the months and years to come I’ll quite easily spend no longer than 14 days at each team. If I learn to truly distill my methods to their purest form, I may even bring it down to a number of days.”
Before packing up his belongings and leaving Selhurst Park forever, de Boer expressed his gratitude to his former bosses and players for being willing participants in his experiment.