Brother admits coach almost moved to Tottenham, wants Everton post

Former Netherlands international Ronald De Boer has stated that his brother Frank wants to move to English football and is interested in the Everton job.

The Toffees have had an underwhelming campaign in 2015-16, with it widely expected that Roberto Martinez will be shown to the exit door at Goodison Park this summer.

De Boer walked away from former club Ajax this week after the Amsterdam outfit missed out on the Eredivisie title on the final day of the campaign.

The retired defender has long been linked with a move to the Premier League, and his brother has talked up his capabilities ahead of a potential arrival in England.

Ronald stated that Frank was closed to being named as Tottenham boss in the past and is now eyeing up a move to the Merseysiders as his potential introduction to the English game.

“Frank is interested in the Everton job, but it’s not up to him to make the move, that’s up to the club. In my eyes he’s the right man for that job,” De Boer told Sky Sports.

“He thought he was going to fulfil his ambition of managing in the Premier League but talks with Tottenham collapsed at the last minute.

“When you see what Ronald Koeman has done at Southampton I would argue that Frank is at least as good as him when you see what he has achieved at Ajax.

“I think Everton would be a good fit for Frank. It’s the sort of club where he’d be given the chance to show his qualities and do something special. He made up his mind to leave Ajax two months ago because he needed a change.”

Martinez is being linked with a move back to his homeland, with Valencia a potential destination for him.