Jan Vertonghen and Mousa Dembele [Photo: Jav The_DoC_66]

Next In Line For Tottenham Manager Is Frank de Boer

Frank de Boer has spoken of Tottenham’s interest in him taking over as manager at White Hart Lane next season, as replacement for Tim Sherwood who is expected to leave in the summer.

For a team with a manager in place, Tottenham have an ever-growing list of managers linked with the post, should Tim Sherwood depart during the summer. The latest name to con firm Tottenham’s interest in him taking control at White Hart Lane, is Frank de Boer, the manager of Ajax.

On Twitter, David Ornstein, a sports journalist with BBC tweeted,

Be Boer was linked with the vacancy last December when Andre Villas-Boas left but the Ajax manager was not open to an approach in mid-season, unwilling to consider leaving his present club in mid-season.

I’m going to listen and talk

In an article in The Guardian, De Boer said in an interview with national broadcaster NOS, that he was made aware of Tottenham’s interest by the Ajax Football Director, Marc Overmars. Spurs had approached the Dutch champions to see of their manager would be interested in the post at White Hart Lane.

Commenting on the approach from Spurs, de Boer said, that after the season ended he would consider the approach.

I’m going to listen and talk. Then I’ll make my feelings known. I want to add something to a club, so that people can say that they see the hand of Frank de Boer.

Frank de Boer was assistant coach at Ajax and replaced Martin Jol in December, 2010. Since then Ajax have won the Dutch title for 4 successive seasons. De Boer had a distinguished career as a player with Ajax and Barcelona and also played for Glasgow rangers for a short period late in his career.


Frank de Boer would be an exciting appointment for Tottenham Hotspur and create a great deal of interest at White Hart Lane. A bonus if he were to be appointed at Spurs, would be that he could influence two of the current players to remain at the club. Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen know him well, having worked under him at Ajax and Vertonghen was captain of Ajax in his final season in Holland. Other players who are considering their futures at Tottenham could be persuaded to stay by the arrival of a high-profile manager like Frank de Boer.


Tottenham issued a statement on the club web-site denying any approach.

Reports that we have made approaches to other clubs regarding coaching staff are wholly inaccurate. We have NOT contacted any club regarding coaching appointments.

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