Ajax boss Frank de Boer has admitted he is flattered by links to Premier League club Newcastle United, but he has no plans to leave Amsterdam at the moment.

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de boer frank livNewcastle are searching for a new coach after Alan Pardew left for Crystal Palace, and Frank de Boer has been one of the names heavily linked with the post.

Last week De Boer’s agent stated the 44-year-old would not leave Ajax midway through the season, and the man himself has reiterated that message.

Speaking to AD De Boer said, “I am honoured by the interest from Newcastle United.

“But for the next six months I am only focusing on Ajax.”

Later De Boer was also quoted by Voetbal International saying, “I’ve read the newspapers.

“Newcastle are a sleeping giant, with a great stadium and most loyal fans, but what else can I say?

“I’ll be with Ajax for the remainder of the season anyway.

“I will consider a move, if any, in the summer, but only when a great club shows an interest.”

De Boer has won four straight Eredivisie titles since taking over the Amsterdam club in 2010.

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