'I will listen to their offer' – Ajax boss Frank de Boer opens door to Tottenham move

The 43-year-old trainer, who led the Amsterdam club to a fourth consecutive Dutch title on Sunday, has dropped yet another hint that he would be interested in working in England

Ajax boss Frank de Boer has described Tottenham as a “sleeping giant”, adding that he will “listen to their offer” after the Eredivisie season finishes.

De Boer led the Godenzonen to their – and his – fourth consecutive Eredivisie title with a 1-1 draw at Heracles on Sunday, a feat unmatched by one manager in the Netherlands, and has been heavily linked with the Spurs job.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is expected to meet Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino as he considers a managerial change at the end of the season, while De Boer has previously said that he would want to manage Spurs.

Speaking to NOS, De Boer said: “I want to add something to a club, build something. – I won’t be talking to other clubs til after May 3.

“After the last match on May 3 I will think about this possibility. I will have talks and will listen to their offer. After that I will decide on how I feel.”

De Boer has been at Ajax since 2010 – his first managerial job – after playing 432 times for the Dutch champions and has fuelled speculation that he is inclined to move to England.

He added: “I see a perspective at Tottenham Hotspur, just as Liverpool and Newcastle United sometimes are, they are sleeping giants.

“I want to add something to a club, so that people can see that this was the work of Frank de Boer. Liverpool is a great example of that. What Brendan Rodgers is doing now.”

De Boer is highly sought-after and has been linked with replacing Claudio Ranieri at Monaco, but the 43-year-old played down interest in the job at the Ligue 1 club.

“I don’t have anything with Monaco, that’s a club that has arrived already,” he insisted.

Tottenham and Ajax have a notable working relationship following the transfers of Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen in the last two summer transfer windows.