Frank De Boer Admits Managing Liverpool Or Spurs Would Be His Ideal ‘Cup Of Tea’

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Both top-flight outfits have tried to lure the former Barcelona star to England in the past.

Highly rated Ajax head coach Frank de Boer has revealed that both Premier League giants Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have contacted him in the past about becoming their manager, and the Dutchman says that either “team is my cup of tea”, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

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The former Netherlands international only put pen to paper on a new long-term deal at the Amsterdam ArenA last summer that now ties the 43-year-old to the Eredivisie champions until June 2017.

However, De Boer also admitted that despite guiding Ajax to three straight league titles since taking charge in the Dutch capital in December 2010, he would one day seek  a new managerial challenge abroad.

“Yes, Tottenham called my manager [after Villas-Boas was sacked] and asked if it was a possibility. I said no, it is not the right moment – it is the middle of the league,” said De Boer in an interview with the BBC’s World Football Podcast.

“Those two clubs are club that I think in the future I could be a manager of. I think the history of the clubs and what you can do with the team is my cup of tea.

“I’m not really thinking about it because I’m very happy here at Ajax. I’m not in a hurry to leave because everybody is still happy with me.

“I step in my car with a big smile to go to the club. I don’t think I’m finished here but there will come a time when I don’t like it anymore. Then we have to go both ways and it will depend on my perspective.”