Ajax ask Frank de Boer to clarify future amidst Newcastle links

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Ajax head coach Frank de Boer has been linked with becoming Newcastle manager.

The former Dutch international is reportedly a keen target for Magpies chiefs, and the Guardian claim that a move could be made in the summer to bring him to Tyneside.

The same article indicates that the 44-year-old has no intention to leave the Eredivisie side in mid-season, even with them 12 points off top spot. He was quoted as saying: “I don’t want to go halfway through a season while also stepping into a team that are already halfway too.”

With John Carver set to remain in charge until the summer, it appears as if the Toon will make their move for de Boer at the close of the current campaign. With the potential that he will leave the Amsterdam ArenA in the summer, a report in AD.nl claims that Ajax chiefs have asked de Boer to make a decision concerning his future in the coming weeks, so they can start to plan for their future.

His contract with Ajax should keep him in Amsterdam until 2017, but with the club faltering in the league he could be looking for a new challenge, and the club are keen to have a manager in place for when he leaves. Frank Rijkaard is name checked in the article as a potential replacement for de Boer.

Should Newcastle have a real intention of securing the Dutchman for next season, they would be well set by approaching de Boer in the coming weeks to ensure that he can make the decision concerning his future in line with Ajax’s wishes.

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