According to reports in England, Ajax legend Johan Cruyff would like current Everton boss Roberto Martinez to take over the Godenzonen if Frank de Boer is too leave in the summer.

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martinezRecently Frank de Boer confirmed to Voetbal International that he will talk to Tottenham Hotspur about possibly becoming their next head coach, however since De Boer has said this the North-London club have denied any contact with the Dutch club. Although it is difficult to tell who is telling the truth, you would suspect that Spurs wouldn’t be the only club with an interest in the four time Dutch champion, so therefore it is a huge possibility that De Boer may leave Ajax in the summer.

With all the speculation of De Boer building up, the Daily Mail have reported that Johan Cruyff feels that if De Boer was to leave, then Martinez would be the perfect replacement. The Toffees manager has endured a brilliant first season with his side currently sitting in 5th place, in his relatively short time at the club he has also managed to switch the side from a previously pragmatic team to one that plays with flair and creativity, showing he has no problems introducing his own philosophy to a club.

Cruyff and Martinez have been close friends for a long time, when Martinez was playing for Wigan he used to share a house with Cruyff’s son Jordi and through this they managed to form a solid friendship together. While Martinez was coach of Wigan he brought over Cruyff”s grandson, Jesjua, to the club.

The main problem that the Dutch champions will encounter if they do proceed to try and get hold of Martinez will be that he is currently only 1-year into his 4-year contract with Everton, this will mean that Ajax will have to pay a large compensation fee if they are to get the Spaniard.

However one thing that could lure Martinez to Amsterdam is the fact that the club are guaranteed Champions League football next campaign, something it’s seem he won’t have at Everton as Arsenal look to have all but sealed the final Champions League spot. Also being able to work with Johan Cruyff, a close friend and legend of the game, will undoubtedly tempt the Spaniard.

Harry Taylor (30 Posts)