Where is George Boateng now?
Considered a legend at each of the four Premier League teams that he played for, George Boateng retired from playing in 2013 after a season in Malaysia with T-Team.
His most successful period during his time in England was arguably with Middlesbrough where he was a member of the successful side of 2003-04 which won the League Cup and also the side which were UEFA Cup runners-up in 2005-06.
Boateng was also a full Dutch international player and represented the under 21’s side on 18 occasions and the senior side four times.
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Having made no secret of his desire to go into football management when he retired, Boateng completed his coaching badges in 2012 whilst still an active player.
A year into retirement he was appointed in his first managerial position at Malaysian side Kelantan FA.
After a trophy-less first season, Boateng was moved into a new role as the Kelantan FA’s senior head coach and technical director.
He left the club in March 2015 claiming that the club’s management couldn’t see the bigger picture and that his main desire was to work as a manager or coach.
The Ghanian-born Boateng was back in football in February 2017 when he signed a partnership deal with Ghanaian Premier League team Bechum United to work as a foreign scout for the club.
In September 2018, Boateng made a return to English football when he was appointed as the under 13’s academy coach at Blackburn Rovers and he joined his current side Aston Villa a year later as their assistant u18’s coach.
Away from the coaching side of the game he is a regular pundit and co-commentator for channels such as Al Jazeera and Sky Sports News.
Follow on Twitter @george1boateng
#One2Eleven (4-3-3 Formation)
George Boateng was a guest on Sky Sports programme The Fantasy Football Club in September 2016 where he picked the eleven best players he had ever played with in their #One2Eleven section of the show.
GK – Edwin van der Sar – would still be regarded as an outstanding goalkeeper even if he was playing in the modern game as he is so good with his feet. He is also a really nice guy.
RB – Abel Xavier –played with him during my time at Middlesbrough. A great player during his time there and a real character.
LB – Phillip Cocu
CB – Jaap Stam – someone you could always rely on. He trained how he played – hard!
CB – Ronald Koeman – the first name on the team sheet for me. An absolute legend who was a real leader and mentor when I played with him at Feyenoord.
CM – Edgar Davids – ‘The Pitbull’, a player who I looked up to a lot when we played together in the Dutch national team.
LM – Paul Merson – he was amazing during our time at Aston Villa. Was a wonderful crosser of the ball with the outside of his foot. If he didn’t score we usually struggled.
RM – Alen Boksic
ST – Patrick Kluivert
ST – Ruud van Nistelrooy
ST – Mark Viduka – the most laid back person you’ll ever meet but his ability was amazing. At Middlesbrough we changed the whole system just for him!
George Boateng: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Aston Villa, Coventry City, Hull City, Middlesbrough|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com