Ajax manager Frank de Boer has hinted he would be interested in taking over at Newcastle, although not until the end of the season, ESPN
The Magpies are in the market for a new boss after Alan Pardew quit the club to take over at Crystal Palace, with his assistant John Carver played in charge on a temporary basis. De Boer has been linked to posts in the Premier League throughout his successful tenure at Ajax, which has seen the former international claim four Eredivisie titles, and said he could look to move on soon.
“I have everything open,” he acknowledged. “But I will be ready that’s for sure. I only said if they asked I don’t go now because I am with Ajax and I don’t want to go halfway through a season while also stepping into a team that are already halfway too. So, for me, if there will be a chance it is always in the new season.”
De Boer stepped in to the Ajax dugout in 2010, having worked as a youth team coach for the club prior to taking control of the first team, and acted as an assistant to Bert van Marwijk during the Netherlands’ 2010 World Cup campaign.
The 44-year-old was initially caretaker at Ajax after Martin Jol moved on, having made more than 400 appearances for the club as a player. A defender in his playing days, de Boer also represented Barcelona, Galatasaray, Rangers and two Qatar-based teams.
Think you know your football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG’s tipster competition – £11,000 to be won monthly!