'My phone is quiet' - De Boer steps back from Tottenham rumours

Frank De Boer has seemingly taken a backward step in his claims over the Tottenham Hotspur job.

This week has seen plenty of speculation over the future of Tim Sherwood at Tottenham Hotspur. The former player has been in charge since Andre Villas-Boas was sacked in December and despite a decent record since taking over he is set to be replaced in the summer.

It seems the board are tired of his antics in the press-room and do not feel results against the big teams have been good enough - and Sherwood will be gone in the summer.

One name that has come up as a potential replacement is Frank De Boer.

The Ajax coach, who celebrated winning the Dutch league title again last weekend, kicked off the rumours when he reportedly confirmed an approach from the Spurs board in an interview with Dutch media earlier in the week.

It angered Sherwood, who later went on Sky Sports News to back his corner - saying at least one of the interested parties was telling ‘porkies’.

Well this morning there has been another twist - as De Boer has spoken about the rumours to Dutch media once again - seemingly playing down the possibility of a switch in jobs.

As reported by AD.nlHe stated:

"It is very quiet with me on the phone. And my agent too. I'm totally not working. My contract with Ajax until 2017, so until then I just think about Ajax or concrete offers. "

He went on to deny ever saying that Spurs had made official contact - instead insisting he answered only to rumours of the Spurs job:

"No. Why? I was interviewed by the NOS and gave an honest answer. There had been more rumours about the interest from the Spurs. Therefore I thought in a few seconds…"

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