Ajax coach Frank de Boer has spoke once again of his desire to manage a club in England amid reported interest from Tottenham.

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de boer cDe Boer has led Ajax to four straight Eredivisie titles, and despite constantly stating he is happy to continue at the Amsterdam Club next season, the 43-year-old will consider offers from abroad.

Tottenham have been heavily linked with the Dutchman, and are believed to have held informal talks with Ajax director over De Boer´s availability.

Speaking with Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, De Boer stated that he is not ready to manage a club like Barcelona, where he starred as a player, and instead would welcome a move to England, if he was to leave Ajax.

De Boer said, “I have never talked with Inter Milan, but I prefer the Premier League, Bundesliga and La Liga,”

“Italian football is very much in decline. Juventus did not play badly but they often expect that the two forwards need to create something. It’s not my football.

“I would not go to Barcelona. It is very difficult to be a coach there. What can you teach players like Messi and Iniesta?

“Probably they need a manager rather than a coach, but I’m a coach rather than a manager.

“Tottenham talked informally with Ajax of my contract. I think they are quite happy with Tim Sherwood, but it is normal that they take information about a possible successor, as did Liverpool in the past.

“That time, I said I wanted to stay at Ajax. I’m very happy here.

“But if it came from a club with an interesting perspective and a good team, I would consider the proposal.

“I want to understand what contribution I can give.”




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