As well as De Boer´s skills on the training pitch, Van Basten envisages he could also be invaluable as an interpreter.
He told de Telegraaf: "The Ajax squad has many Spanish-speaking players and Frank speaks Spanish fluently. It´s very important that things are explained to players as well as possible. Frank is also very experienced and he was a defender. That comes in handy."
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