Former Rangers star Frank de Boer has received heavy criticism after making a bizarre gaffe in a press conference ahead of Euro 2020.

The 51-year-old, who played for Ajax, Barcelona, Galatasaray, Al-Rayyan and Al-Shamal as well as the Light Blues, is currently managing the Netherlands.

Netherlands Football Team Press Conference

Former Rangers player Frank de Boer has been criticised for his press conference error. (Photo by Broer van den Boom/BSR Agency/Getty Images)

de Boer knows a thing or two about international football, having won over 100 caps as a player and he’s hoping to mastermind a run deep into the imminent major tournament, following his nation’s failure to qualify for both Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup.

The Dutch failed to convince in a 2-2 friendly draw with Scotland on Wednesday night, though, and after the game, de Boer came in for severe criticism from fans for a bizarre error.


After being asked about who he will play on the right in the Euros in his 5-3-2 formation, he said: “Queensy Menig could possibly go there, of course.”

However, FC Twente winger Menig didn’t even make de Boer’s final squad.

It’s been suggested that the former Ger may have intended to refer to pacy attacker Quincy Promes, who did make the final cut [The Sun].

But the error saw him ridiculed on social media, with many supporters concerned about their team’s prospects at the Euros.

de Boer has a final friendly against Georgia on Sunday in which to assess his options before their tournament gets underway with a Group C clash against Ukraine at the Amsterdam Arena on 13 June.

In other news, an overseas club are reportedly eyeing a swoop for an international midfielder after Rangers turned down a multi-million deal.

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