De Boar wanted by Liverpool and Spurs

By Staff Writer  |  February 7, 2014

Frank De Boer has revealed he has turned down approaches about becoming manager at Liverpool and Tottenham – but admitted he would consider a move to them in the future.

The Ajax boss is one of the world’s most respected coaches and has led them to three Eredivisie titles as he shows he is as good in the dugout as he is on the pitch.

So when big jobs come up, De Boar is certainly one of the names which crops up after his success in his first three years in Amsterdam. So when Andre Villas-Boas and Kenny Dalglish were sacked, the Dutch legend was immediately approached.

Villas-Boas was the man De Boar could have last replaced

Villas-Boas was the man De Boar could have last replaced

When asked about approaches from the two clubs, he said: “”Liverpool especially”. Tottenham called my manager with the possibility after sacking Andre Villas – but I said, ‘no, right now it’s not the right moment’.

“Those two clubs are clubs that I think in the future I could be a manager of. I think the history of the clubs and what you can do with the team is my cup of tea.”

But the former Ajax, Barcelona and Rangers defender added: “I’m not really thinking about it because I’m very happy here at Ajax. I’m not in a hurry to leave because everybody is still happy with me.

“I step in my car with a big smile to go to the club. I don’t think I’m finished here but there will come a time when I don’t like it any more or the club doesn’t like me anymore. Then we have to go both ways.”

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