• Premier League

De Boer not interested in Tottenham job

ESPN staff
December 19, 2013
Frank de Boer is committed to Ajax © Getty Images

Frank de Boer is not interested in becoming the new manager of Tottenham, according to reports in the Netherlands.

On Wednesday night, De Boer had reportedly been approached by Spurs to fill the role vacated by Andre Villas-Boas. Tim Sherwood has been placed in charge on a temporary basis, and he tasted defeat in his first game after losing to West Ham in the Capital One Cup.

Currently the manager of Ajax, De Boer is committed to the club, as his agent Guido Albers has played down the links with the Dutchman.

"Through various channels it has become clear to me that Spurs are interested, but the club has not approached Ajax," Albers told Voetbal International.

"So for us there is not much to say about it. Frank focuses entirely on Ajax."

Sherwood believes he is still "in the frame" to become the club's permanent boss despite the Cup exit to West Ham.

De Boer signed a four-year deal in the summer, and the signings of Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen from Ajax for Tottenham have previously revealed how they enjoyed their time under De Boer.

Spurs are also believed to be interested in talking to Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino and Zenit Saint Petersburg's Luciano Spalletti about the vacancy.

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