Frank de Boer praises Premier League sides Newcastle and Liverpool

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Ajax boss De Boer has praised Newcastle and Liverpool.

Speaking to the BBC World Service, Frank de Boer of Ajax has praised Premier League sides Liverpool and Newcastle, admitting that they would be fantastic clubs to coach.

He said: “I'm looking maybe for another adventure. Yes, I think every year it [leaving Ajax] comes closer of course. Liverpool and Newcastle - with supporters behind them - it is a fantastic environment to coach but this year it is important for me to do well at Ajax and then we will see.”

Both Liverpool and Newcastle are currently said to be on the verge of sacking their managers, Brendan Rodgers and Steve McClaren respectively.

De Boer has often been linked to a Premier League job, with any vacant role generally said to be interesting the former Dutch international.

He has enjoyed great success with Ajax since taking the head coach role in 2010, leading them to four successive Eredivisie titles, and building a side of young talents from their own academy or spotted elsewhere and brought in.

De Boer, 45, is still young as a coach, and he is the perfect manager to have a long-lasting rebuilding impact at any club he would be to take over.

Due to the speculation concerning Liverpool and Newcastle, De Boer was quizzed on the clubs, and he certainly admitted they fascinate him enough to be potential future management destinations.

And although he claimed that he is thinking about leaving Ajax soon, and is looking for another ‘adventure’, it is unlikely that any departure from the Netherlands will occur before the end of the season, when Newcastle and Liverpool may already been on new managers.

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