De Boer not interested in Liverpool post

Frank de Boer has ruled himself out of the running to become the new Liverpool manager after confirming he wishes to stay at Ajax, Sporting Life has reported.

De Boer had been backed heavily to replace Kenny Dalglish over the weekend, with Sporting Life revealing that some bookmakers had the former Netherlands defender as second favourite in the running. But de Boer, who won 112 international caps in a 12-year career with the national team, admitted he is not ready to leave behind his work with the Amsterdam club.

He added: “I am honoured with the request but I am only just getting started with Ajax. In Amsterdam we are on a new path and…I want to bring good things. That’s why I will stay loyal in the coming years.

De Boer is the third manager to distance himself from the vacancy at Anfield, after Swansea City’s Brendan Rodgers and Jurgen Klopp of German champions Borussia Dortmund did likewise. Liverpool have however been given the opportunity to discuss the position with Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez, while former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has been heavily linked with the club.

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