Another Anfield approach fails.
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Ajax boss Frank de Boer has ruled himself out of the running to take over as Liverpool manager, insisting he wants to stay in Amsterdam.
De Boer has been linked with the vacant Anfield job following Kenny Dalglish’s sacking last week after a disappointing season culminated in the Reds’ worst league finish for 18 years.
But the 42-year-old Dutchman, who has guided Ajax to back-to-back Eredivisie titles, says he still has unfinished business in Amsterdam after taking over as coach in 2010.
“I am honoured by the request, but I am only just getting started with Ajax,” De Boer told De Telegraaf.
“In Amsterdam we are on a new path and, along with the club and Wim Jonk and Dennis Bergkamp, my colleagues in the technical heart, I want to bring good things.
“That’s why I will stay loyal to Ajax in the coming years.”
SOURCE: Sky Sports
So what now? Frank De Boer is reportedly the second manager who has been subject to an approach by the Anfield side, Swansea City’s Brendan Rodgers being the first, who have turned down the offer to take over as Liverpool boss.
The Ajax boss has taken well to management, winning back to back Eredivisie titles in his first two full seasons in charge of the Amsterdam side he performed so well for as a player. The 42 year old enjoyed a stellar playing career that included a decade of success with his current club as well as five seasons at Barcelona.
Liverpool’s American owners will surely want to bring in a boss sooner rather than later and one would’ve thought that Messrs Henry & Werner would’ve had a target or two in their sights when they axed Dalglish.
The longer the Merseyside club are without a manager the more vulnerable they grow to advances from sides looking to pick up their top talents, a prospect that seems far more likely given the club’s eighth place finish last term.
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