Date: 14th July 2017 at 12:18pm
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Frank de Boer has added Orlando Trustfull and Alessandro Schoenmaker to his Crystal Palace backroom staff.

What a great name ‘Orlando Trustfull’ is and if you can’t have confidence and, well, trust in a man with one such as the Dutchman, who could you? Trustfull might be recalled from his playing career as an international with Holland and a spell he had at Sheffield Wednesday too in the 1990s.

Having previously worked alongside de Boer at both Ajax and Inter Milan, Trustfull will do so again as he’s been appointed as one of his assistant managers.

Trustfull told the Official Website: ‘I spoke to Frank last season and the season before that so I knew where I was always going to end up before he started with Crystal Palace. We`ve known each other since we were boys aged 12 to 13, and we started working with each other when we were with Ajax`s youth team. We shared ideas over the years and then we knew we could work together really well. I think we have a good squad with quality players and we want to make an impression with them, and I think we have a good chance of doing so.’

Meanwhile, Schoenmaker has been installed as a Performance Coach. He sees himself as an ‘all-rounder’ so will have fingers in several pies.

‘At every club I`ve been at I`ve filled different positions including strength and conditioning, rehab and the fitness side on the pitch, as well as the sports science side of things. I`m an all-rounder so I`m trying to have my input in all areas. First of all I want to see what they`ve been doing last season and if there is a good solid base we will build from there. If I don`t think we need a change, we won`t change because regularity is the main thing.’

Schoenmaker has worked with de Boer too as he was part of the Inter Milan coaching team along with Trustfull last season. He has plenty of experience of English football from spells at Nottingham Forest, Derby and Newcastle.

Sammy Lee and Ryland Morgans will remain at Selhurst Park but it was confirmed Kevin Keen, one of those appointed by Sam Allardyce, has now moved on.

‘Meanwhile, Sammy Lee and Ryland Morgans remain at the club in their previous roles, while Kevin Keen has left the coaching team. The club would like to thank Kevin for his efforts since arriving at the start of last season, and wish him the best for the future,’ said a statement on the Official Website.

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