On this day: Tottenham Hotspur made a move for Frank De Boer


The Ajax boss was approached about taking over from Tim Sherwood.

A year ago, on the 29th April 2014, there was plenty going on in the world of football.

Chelsea were knocked out of the Champions League after a 3-1 loss to Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge, Lukas Podolski, now on loan at Inter Milan, was named the Arsenal player of the month while Suso claimed he still felt a part of Liverpool - he is now at AC Milan.

But for the latest in a set of features looking back on this day in football a year previously the focus is on Tottenham Hotspur, and their hunt for a new manager.

De Boer talks

A year ago today and, according to the BBC, Ajax confirmed that Tottenham Hotspur had been in contact over the possibility of a potential move for their head coach, former Dutch international defender Frank De Boer.

It was claimed he had emerged as the number one choice to take over at the club as Spurs looked to replace Tim Sherwood.

He had only just taken over from Andre Villas-Boas earlier that year, as a managerial merry-go-round span out of control at White Hart Lane.

But the Ajax boss decided that the move was not for him and a little over a month later, Spurs employed Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino as their new head coach.

Meanwhile De Boer recently committed his future to Ajax once again, despite more Premier League interest.

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