Frank De Boer admits he doesn't know where he'll end up next after Ajax departure

The Everton linked manager has jumped into the dark slightly.

Frank De Boer has admitted to the official Ajax website that he is yet to decide what to do with his future, amid links with the vacant Everton manager’s job.

De Boer confirmed recently that he would be stepping down from his role as Ajax head coach and after the sacking of Roberto Martinez at Everton immediately became a favourite for the Goodison Park job.

But speaking to he made it clear he was still unsure of where he will end up next season and that he could still take a sabbatical:

"I do not yet know what the next step will be, but I think I'm ready for a new adventure."

"As a player of Ajax I had that at some point too. You come into a phase that you want to taste something different. Recharge your batteries, recharge yourself.

"It is impossible to predict (if I’ll take a sabbatical), though I know how fast it can go in football. It should be just the right time. In late 2010 I got the chance to become head coach of Ajax. I had the feeling that I could handle that and that it was a good time. Something like this can now happen again. "

De Boer was head coach at Ajax for six years and developed quite a reputation during that time as one of the brightest young managers in European football.

This summer however he has finally decided to move on and the Premier League looks a likely destination.

Everton relieved Roberto Martinez of his duties last week after a poor league campaign from The Toffees this season, with David Unsworth taking over for the final day of the season win over Norwich City.

De Boer remains one of many names linked with the Everton job – along with the likes of Ronald Koeman, Lucien Favre and David Moyes.

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