Ex-Barca left back intends to remain at the Amsterdam ArenA this summer instead.
Highly rated Ajax head coach Frank de Boer appears to have pulled out of the running to become the next manager of Tottenham Hotspur, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
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The former Netherlands international captain had claimed last month that the north London club had made contact with him to ask about his possible interest in the role at White Hart Lane at a time when former boss Tim Sherwood was still in charge at Spurs.
And it is understood that De Boer going public on Tottenham’s interest in his services has so angered the Premier League club’s chairman Daniel Levy that he has since decided to pull out of any move for the 44-year-old and instead switch his focus towards Southampton trainer Mauricio Pochettino.
As a result of that latest twist in developments, De Boer has since said: “It seems obvious why I would want to stay at Ajax. If we can keep our team together, we can aim higher next season.
“Then, depending on the draw, you can demand from yourself to reach the [knockout] round of the Champions League – I think that’s a great aim to have.
“Look at Feyenoord, which keeps their whole team last year together. If we can keep our team together as Feyenoord, we can lay down higher goals.”