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De Boer: I would like to coach Liverpool or Tottenham

Managing Liverpool or Tottenham would appeal to Ajax coach Frank de Boer, who has turned down previous approaches from both clubs.

De Boer took over at Ajax in December 2010 and has led the club to three successive Eredivisie titles.

The 43-year-old, who represented Ajax and Barcelona as a player, insists he would be interested in a switch to the Premier League in the future.

“Those two clubs (Liverpool or Tottenham) are clubs that I think in the future I could be a manager of,” De Boer told the BBC.

“I think the history of the clubs and what you can do with the team is my cup of tea.

“(But now) I’m not really thinking about it because I’m very happy here at Ajax. I’m not in a hurry to leave because everybody is still happy with me.

“I step in my car with a big smile to go to the club. I don’t think I’m finished here but there will come a time when I don’t like it any more or the club doesn’t like me anymore.

“Then we have to go both ways.”

De Boer confirmed that both Liverpool and Tottenham have approached him in the past, while he also revealed he turned down the chance to take charge at White Hart Lane after Andre Villas-Boas was sacked in December.

“Tottenham called my manager with the possibility after sacking Villas-Boas but I said, ‘no, right now it’s not the right moment’,” he added.

Ajax lead the Eredivisie by four points after 22 matches this season.

Fri 7 February, 2014
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