September 16, 2017 Atlanta - Atlanta United fans cheer before an MLS soccer match at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Saturday’s Atlanta United match against Orlando City will be the third at Mercedes-Benz for the first-year franchise, and a new Major League Soccer single-game attendance record is expected to be set in the latest meeting of the southern MLS rivals. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
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Atlanta United’s de Boer fills out coaching staff

Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer filled out his coaching staff for his first season with the MLS team.

Orlando Trustfull and Bob de Klerk were announced as assistants during de Boer’s introductory press conference Monday. De Boer retained goalkeeper Aron Hyde and promoted Rob Valentino from Atlanta United 2.

Trustfull, 48 and a native of Netherlands, worked with de Boer in his previous managerial stints at Inter Milan and Crystal Palace. Trustfull’s playing career spanned from 1989-2001 at , SVV/Dordrecht ’90Twente, Feyenoord, Sheffield Wednesday and Vitesse. His managerial experience includes time with Ajax’s youth and senior teams, and Netherland’s U19 and U17 teams.

De Klerk, 58, was one of de Boer’s assistants when he managed Ajax’s youth teams. He eventually moved to Toronto FC as an assistant coach under Aron Winter in 2011. De Klerk left Toronto in 2013. 

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