For 15 years hit coach Frank de Boer has been happy with his wife Helen van Haren. Together they went to Barcelona, Glasgow and Qatar.
Nowadays they are living happily married in Noord-Holland, where Helen owns ‘Living-In by Helen de Boer‘ in Edam and Frank de Boer has been the successful coach of Ajax for years. Apparently Frank even is a regular assistant with chores at the furniture store.
In style magazine PTMD they talk about their relationship. Frank says to have changed during his marriage with Helen: ,,From a West-Frisian farm boy who doesn’t want to eat his rice to a live lover who speaks fluent Spanish and English besides Dutch!” They both lead busy but fulfilling lives.
Helen de Boer, Frank de Boer’s wife
Helen: ,,I wouldn’t mind if Frank gets to work for Ajax for ten more years!” Frank, once a trained electrician, adds: ,,In a way we’ve got less time for each other than during our last two years in Qatar. That’s why we’re home a lot after work. We hardly ever go out to eat, the children don’t like it. Instead of that we enjoy elaborate dinners at home, with a bottle of wine. That’s when we can really unwind.” Helen: ,,Yes, we’ve really become a couple of stay-at-homes, haven’t we?”
And the Ajax-coach is anything but a glamour-beast. Just put the taters on yourself: ,,The one who’s home first does the cooking”, says Frank. Helen: ,,But it’s not like we went an extra block to be home later if we’re early and don’t feel like it. We both like to cook. Our shares were different in the past. Then I’d be waiting with dinner every day until Frank came home!” Frank: ,,Apart from that everything’s going smoothly. We don’t mind a bit of clutter around the house, it’s supposed to be lived in.”
Frank and his stylish blonde wife have three children: Romy, Jackie and Beau. In 1999 they got married, on a rainy day in Monnickendam.