De Boer reiterates: Tottenham move 'really has to fit'
The Dutch coach admits he has a choice to make but insists he is still happy at Ajax and “does not want to throw it away”
Ajax boss Frank de Boer has once again admitted he is weighing up the chance to manage Tottenham, but stressed that a move away from Amsterdam would “have to fit”.
On Tuesday, the 43-year-old coach – fresh from leading Ajax to their fourth consecutive Eredivisie title – revealed there had been an approach from Spurs and he was willing to “listen to their offer”.
The statement has prompted several of the Dutch champions’ players to publicly plead with De Boer to remain at the club, and he admits only the perfect offer would prompt him to leave Ajax.
“Tottenham is just looking at which coaches are in their league, they still have to decide which coach they will go for,” the Ajax boss told De Telegraaf.
“It’s nice to see that [Davy] Klaassen and [Joel] Veltman urged me to stay at Ajax. Of course this is important for my choice.
“At some point I will compare a club to what I have at Ajax. I don’t want to throw this away and it really has to fit. These kind of details are very important.
“We have a very talented core at Ajax and with two or three new players we can make big steps. We’re working on something great here. Just like Davy and Joel have said.”
De Boer has been at Ajax since 2010 and is expected to rival Southampton’s Mauricio Pochettino for the Tottenham job, with Spurs stepping up their interest in the Saints boss.