Premier League - Tottenham deny De Boer approach

Tottenham Hotspur have released a statement denying making contact with any club regarding coaching appointments, in the wake of comments made by Frank de Boer on Tuesday.

Premier League - Tottenham deny De Boer approach

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Ajax manager Frank de Boer (Reuters)

“Reports that we have made approaches to other clubs regarding coaching staff are wholly inaccurate. We have NOT contacted any club regarding coaching appointments,” read a statement on the club’s official website.

“We regret that a statement such as this is necessary, however we feel it is important to clarify matters.”


De Boer had told Dutch television on Tuesday that he would consider an offer to manage Tottenham after Saturday's conclusion of the Dutch season, which appears to have prompted the statement.

"The English club have been talking to Marc Overmars (Ajax Amsterdam's technical director) about my moving and I'll be thinking about it after our last league game," De Boer told Dutch NOS television.

"I'm going to talk to them and listen and after that I'll make my decision."

The 43-year-old De Boer, who led his club to a fourth successive Dutch league title on Sunday, said that Spurs are a team that match his ambitions in contrast to French club Monaco, to whom he has also been linked in media reports.

"I'd like to add something to the club so that people would be able to say they see the hand of Frank de Boer at work," he said.

"Liverpool is a good example of that, what Brendan Rodgers has done with the club. Monaco does nothing for me, they're a club who have arrived."

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