The 50-year-old enjoyed a promising start to his coaching career at Ajax but has since underwhelmed in three straight jobs
Frank de Boer has been appointed as the new Netherlands head coach, the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) confirmed on Wednesday.
Ronald Koeman left his post as national team boss last month to take over at Barcelona following the dismissal of Quique Setien.
De Boer, who made 112 Netherlands appearances and played at two World Cups for his country, has signed a two-year deal that takes him through to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The 50-year-old enjoyed a promising start to his coaching career, leading Ajax to four straight Eredivisie titles between 2011 and 2014.
However, his appointment may come as somewhat of a surprise given a poor track record since departing the Amsterdam club.
De Boer was sacked after Palace lost their first four Premier League games of the season, failing to score a single goal in the process.
De Boer did win the U.S. Open Cup during an 18-month stint in Atlanta but he departed the team two months ago following an indifferent start to the season.
Koeman was originally scheduled to remain in the post through Euro 2020 but the tournament was moved to next summer due to the coronavirus pandemic and he opted not to pass up the chance to take over at Barca.
After a tumultuous off-season that saw club legend Lionel Messi declare his intention to leave the club, only to later reverse his decision, Barcelona kick off the 2020-21 La Liga campaign on Sunday when they take on Villarreal.