Ajax manager Frank de Boer has said if he had been offered the Tottenham job last year he would have taken it, but of course it was finally offered to Argentine Mauricio Pochettino, and the former Southampton manager has done well at Spurs this season.
Frank de Boer – I will consider an offer in the future
But Frank has been interviewed in the April issue of Four Four Two and this is some of what he said:
“Together with Mauricio Pochettino I was the biggest candidate, and if they had chosen me, I would’ve done it.” “I believe you have to take risks, and have the conviction that you’ll succeed.”
“If I get an offer from a club in the future, I will consider the possibility and then follow my feeling.”
But Frank said last Friday it was his intention to stay at Ajax until the end of next season – this is what he said at his press conference last week:
“I spoke this morning to the club and Marc Overmars. The players heard in training, and the staff already knew,” “I think Ajax deserve to have clarity. I wanted that myself, too. There’s a good foundation at Ajax. I still see a lot of perspective.”
“There’s a good foundation, a lot of young players with long contracts. I still don’t feel I’m done here.” “Liverpool can call Marc or my agents, or another club. But they’ll hear ‘no’. At this moment, nothing is going on,”
“Last year it was, and then I said I would think about it. Ajax asked me to give clarity before March 1, and I thought I was obliged to do that.”
We’re not sure now what statement was made first, but it could be his interview in the Four Four Two magazine.
So it doesn’t look like he will leave in the summer, if that’s true, but if Newcastle’s Managing Director Lee Charnley looks at his comment in Four Four Two, it should tell him there would be a chance to get the Dutchman to Newcastle.
Along with Tottenham and Liverpool, Frank has called Newcastle United a sleeping giant in England.
Maybe he wants to wake us up?
Somebody needs to.
I’m going to be very disappointed if John Carver ends up getting the job at Newcastle. 🙁
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