Ajax coach and former Netherlands international Frank de Boer has confirmed he has been approached by North London outfit Tottenham Hotspur in their quest to find a replacement for Tim Sherwood. Sherwood was given an 18-month contract following the dismissal of Andre Villas-Boas, but the former Blackburn midfielder’s performances and comments have left a lot to be desired for the Spurs fans and Daniel Levy.
Louis van Gaal was heavily linked to the Spurs job, but since the sacking of David Moyes at Manchester United it seems as though the former Barcelona coach may be headed to Old Trafford. De Boer has just led Dutch powerhouses Ajax to a fourth consecutive title in Holland, but has admitted interest in the Spurs job.
“I’m going to listen and talk,” said de Boer. “Then I’ll make my feelings known.
“At this moment I have had absolutely no contact with other clubs. I’ve said to (director of football) Marc Overmars that until May 3 I’m not going to think about it – I’m busy with Ajax.
“I know that Tottenham are a beautiful club with a beautiful history. I want to add something to a club, so that people can say that they see the hand of Frank de Boer.
“Liverpool are a good example of this with Brendan Rodgers.”
Another leading candidate to be Daniel Levy’s 10th manager in 13 years is Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino, who has shown his tactical ability in the Premier League, making astute signings and coaching his players into fantastic performances this season.
Should either de Boer or Pochettino join Spurs, the Champions League hopefuls will have a talented manager in their hands, but will have to reassemble a squad of talented but unimpressive big money signings.
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