Ajax manager Frank de Boer has thrown his hat into the ring to manage Liverpool.
The Dutchman said that he would prefer to manage a club like the Merseysiders rather than Barcelona, who do not need to be coached. De Boer, linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur, has built a reputation as one of Europe’s most promising young managers having led Ajax to three consecutive Eredivisie titles with a fourth looking likely.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is considering making a second approach for the former Holland international after being turned down earlier in the season when Andre Villas-Boas was sacked.
The Ajax boss has also been linked with a return to former club Barcelona with Gerardo Martino’s position under scrutiny, but the Dutchman doesn’t believe the Catalan giants would be the right fit for him. As for the football, the club [Barcelona] is a match for me, De Boer told Voetbal Primeur. But do you really think I can teach them? Players like Messi, Neymar, Iniesta, Xavi and Alves? In the club you are more of a people manager. Then it would have been more fun to go to Liverpool, since there was improvement to make. Look where Brendan Rodgers is now with the club.