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Jose Mourinho Once Brutally Described Frank De Boer As Worst Premier League Manager Ever

Jose Mourinho Once Brutally Described Frank De Boer As Worst Premier League Manager Ever

Frank de Boer was sacked as Atlanta United coach on Friday, news that certainly won't come as a surprise to Jose Mourinho, who once described the Dutchman as the worst Premier League manager ever.

Atlanta were knocked out of the MLS is Back tournament on Wednesday night after losing all three of their group games without scoring a goal.

That was enough for the club to agree to a 'mutual termination' of the former Barcelona player's time at club, despite winning the US Open Cup last year.

It's not the first time De Boer has been let go after his side win in a competition, having been sacked by Crystal Palace after four losses in four games.

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Despite that record in England he questioned Mourinho's handling of Marcus Rashford, something the then Manchester United boss hit back at in brutal fashion.

De Boer, who won four Eredivisie titles as Ajax manager between 2011 and 2014, moved to Palace in June 2017 as the club looked to move away from the football played by Sam Allardyce before him.

However, despite signing a three year deal, he lasted just 10 weeks in the job and after losing all of his first four league games, all without scoring a goal, he was sacked.

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The record made them the first team in 93 years in English football to fail to score in their first four games and in terms of number of games managed for he was the Premier League's shortest serving manager ever.

After leaving Atlanta, De Boer said, "I'm grateful for the opportunity I've had with Atlanta United. Coaching in Major League Soccer and living in Atlanta has been a wonderful experience and a welcome new challenge. I will never forget the incredible supporters here in Atlanta, they are truly special. I want to thank the players, coaches and staff for all of their support, it has been my pleasure to work with all of you."

He joined the club in December 2018 and last year won the US Open Cup and the Campeones Cup. The team came second in the Eastern Conference and then reached the Conference Final before losing to Toronto FC.

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Atlanta United celebrate winning the US Open Cup last year. Image: PA Images
Atlanta United celebrate winning the US Open Cup last year. Image: PA Images

Not Atlanta have to wait for the MLS regular season resumes and find a new manager, whilst De Boer goes back to find a new job.

Neither piece of news will surprise Mourinho too much.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Hayters

Topics: Football News, Jose Mourinho, Manchester United, MLS, Premier League, Marcus Rashford, Atlanta United, Frank de Boer, US Sports, USA, Crystal Palace

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