VIDEO SHOWS: NEW DUTCH SOCCER TEAM COACH FRANK DE BOER GIVING NEW CONFERENCE, SAYING HE IS VERY PROUD TO BE THERE, THAT HE THINKS THE TEAM HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE AND THAT HE WILL GIVE HIS BEST / B-ROLL OF DE BOER IN PREVIOUS MANAGERIAL ROLES
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS (SEPTEMBER 25, 2020) (KNVB (Royal Dutch Football Association) - ACCESS ALL)
1. NEWLY APPOINTED DUTCH SOCCER TEAM COACH FRANK DE BOER AT NEWS CONFERENCE
2. (SOUNDBITE) (Dutch) DUTCH TEAM COACH, FRANK DE BOER, SAYING:
"I am very proud to be sitting here. I have an incredible positive feeling to become the national coach for our country. It fills me with pride. It was also always the case as a player when I wore the orange jersey. I always did this with great pleasure. It is therefore a very special moment for me and for my loved ones."
3. NEWS CONFERENCE UNDER WAY
4. (SOUNDBITE) (Dutch) DUTCH TEAM COACH, FRANK DE BOER, SAYING:
"I also think that we have a bright future ahead of us. Ronald Koeman and the people next to me started this a few years ago. We have a good group of players and a good staff. I have always been a player who set the bar very high, not only in training but also in order to finish as high as possible. This is also my approach as a coach."
5. NEWS CONFERENCE UNDER WAY
6. (SOUNDBITE) (Dutch) DUTCH TEAM COACH, FRANK DE BOER, SAYING:
"I see a very beautiful period ahead of us with a good collaboration to make something beautiful because I think that everyone needs that. We missed two tournaments so I'm really looking forward to working with you during this - hopefully - successful period. I will give my best."
7. DE BOER POSING FOR PHOTOS HOLDING ORANGE JERSEY WITH HIS NAME ON
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (FILE MAY 2013) (NOS - NO ACCESS NETHERLANDS)
8. VARIOUS OF FRANK DE BOER WALKING ON TO STAGE / DE BOER CELEBRATING WITH THE DUTCH LEAGUE TROPHY TROPHY WHEN HE WAS WITH AJAX
9. FANS CHEERING
10. DE BOER HOLDING THE TROPHY
MILAN, ITALY (FILE - AUGUST 2016) (REUTERS - NO ACCESS ITALY)
11. NEWLY APPOINTED INTER MILAN COACH FRANK DE BOER WITH INTER MILAN CHIEF EXECUTIVE MICHAEL BOLINGBROKE HOLDING A DE BOER INTER SHIRT
12. PICTURE OF DE BOER AT MEDIA PRESENTATION
13. BOARD SHOWING DE BOER'S MANAGERIAL CAREER STATISTICS
14. DE BOER WITH INTER SHIRT
LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE JUNE 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
15. VARIOUS OF DE BOER HOLDING CRYSTAL PALACE SHIRT AND POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
STORY: Frank de Boer said on Friday (September 25) he was looking forward to working with an exciting generation of Dutch players and was confident the Netherlands were on the brink of a successful run in world football.
De Boer was appointed as national team coach on Wednesday and presented to the media on Friday as the replacement for Ronald Koeman, who has taken over at Barcelona.
"I am very proud to be sitting here. I have an incredible positive feeling to become the national coach for our country," said the 50-year-old, who won 112 caps as a player and was assistant coach when the Dutch reached the 2010 World Cup final.
The Netherlands missed out on the last World Cup in Russia and also the 2016 European Championship in France but qualified for Euro 2020, postponed to next year. De Boer's contract is through to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
"I see a very beautiful period ahead of us with a good collaboration to make something beautiful because I think that everyone needs that. We missed two tournaments so I'm really looking forward to working with you during this - hopefully - successful period," he added.
The Netherlands showed remarkable improvement under Koeman over the last two years, not only qualifying for Euro 2020 but also reaching the final of the inaugural Nations League last year.
De Boer starts with three matches next month - a friendly against Mexico in Amsterdam on Oct. 7 and then Nations League matches in Bosnia on Oct. 11 and Italy on Oct. 14.
(Production Christian Levaux, Hortense de Roffignac and Iain Axon)