Ajax boss 'ready' for move after previously being linked with Tottenham and Liverpool


Ajax manager Frank de Boer has been linked with a move to take charge of Premier League giants Tottenham as his brother spoke publicly to reveal the Dutch coach turned down a move to England.

The 43-year-old boss of the Dutch champions was linked with taking charge of Tottenham Hotspur following the departure of former coach Andre Villas-Boas from White Hart Lane.

However, his brother and fellow coach in Amsterdam at Ajax, Ronald de Boer, revealed the manager turned down offers in recent years from both Spurs and Liverpool.

“Frank has already denied Liverpool and Tottenham,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on Talk Sport.

“Tottenham wanted to take him in January, but Frank said no.”

This news is intriguing in light of Frank de Boer’s comments just last month – the former Barcelona star and Netherlands international said:

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

What’s even more intriguing is that his brother now appears to believe the time is right for Frank to make his long-awaited move to the English top tier.

“He also said no to Liverpool last year. He thought he was still not ready and wanted to learn more,” he added.

“Now he’s ready though. We’ll have to wait and see [what offers he gets]. It’s important for Frank to get the right club otherwise he won’t leave Ajax. He’s very happy there.”

Liverpool are presently as happy as can be under the leadership of Brendan Rodgers, whose contract runs until 2015, but Tim Sherwood, despite some improved displays from Tottenham since Villas-Boas’ departure, has yet to seal his fate at White Hart Lane.

It seems, if both the Dutch brothers’ accounts are to be believed, a new era of total football could be about to sweep its way towards North London.

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