The former Netherlands international has enjoyed an excellent start to his managerial career, winning four Eredivisie titles with the Amsterdam giants since stepping into the dugout in 2010 – this season’s looks unlikely for the club, however, as they trail leaders PSV Eindhoven by 11 points.
De Boer’s work across the North Sea has not gone unnoticed in English football, with Newcastle having been linked with him in recent times following the exit of former boss Alan Pardew.
And the former Barcelona and Rangers defender has now revealed that he would consider offers from the likes of Liverpool and Spurs, whom he claims to have come close to taking charge of last year:
“Liverpool and Spurs are clubs I could manage,” he is quoted by The Metro. “Liverpool are a good example – like the way they play now and how they finished last year.
“They have adapted a different football philosophy. Before it was the old English kick-and-rush; now you see Martin Skrtel playing a passing game. You would never have seen that two or three years ago.
“Together with Mauricio Pochettino I was the biggest candidate, and if they had chosen me, I would’ve done it [the Tottenham job],
“If I get an offer from a club in the future I will consider the possibility and then follow my feeling.”