Frank de Boer will be taking his place in the home dugout for the first time this weekend and to be walking out infront of a capacity crowd at Selhurst Park is exactly the way he would like to be starting his reign as a Premier League manager.
“It is always nice to play at home first and normally all teams get the most points at home because you have your fans behind you as the 12th man at your own stadium.
“You should feel comfortable there and if I had the choice I would have preferred to start as we are.”
The butterflys in the stomach will be common place with many this weekend on and off the pitch as another season gets underway and De Boer doesn’t expect it to be any different as he waits for that first whistle of the new season.
“Right now, I don’t have any nerves, but I am sure there will be some healthy tension for the kick off.
“The Premier League is the most popular and biggest league in the world. We experienced that on our pre-season tour when four Premier League teams took part in the Asia Trophy in Hong Kong so to be part of it all is fantastic."