Spurs say that de Boer’s claims of negotiations are false.
Less than 24 hours after Ajax head coach Frank de Boer says he had been approached by Tottenham Hotspur, the Premier League club have denied the claims.
De Boer said that Spurs had tried to contact him through Ajax director of football Marc Overmars and whilst he was interested in the position, would wait until the Eredivisie season had finished to discuss things with the north Londoners.
Yet Tottenham have responded by stating that they have not contacted the Dutchman to ask him to replace Tim Sherwood as manager.
“Reports that we have made approaches to other clubs regarding coaching staff are wholly inaccurate,” read the club statement.
“We have NOT contacted any club regarding coaching appointments.
“We regret that a statement such as this is necessary, however we feel it is important to clarify matters.”
This now opens up speculation as to who will be in charge at White Hart Lane next term again, with de Boer likely to be put out by being called a liar by the English side.
It’s thought that whatever happens current boss Sherwood will not be in the dugout in 2014/15, something that has frustrated the 45-year-old after he was given an 18-month contract earlier this year.
Louis van Gaal was the original favourite to be the next manager, before the current Netherlands coach became Manchester United’s No.1 target instead.
This left de Boer seemingly as the only candidate and the 43-year-old has spoken very openly about wanting to manage in England at some point, but whether that will now be with Spurs remains to be seen.
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