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Tottenham target Ajax boss for managerial role

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Tottenham are in talks with Frank de Boer over the managerial vacancy following the departure of André Villas-Boas 'by mutual consent'.

According to reports in Spain, the Ajax manager has been approached, as well as current Russia manager Fabio Capello.

The 43-year-old manager first went into management with the Ajax youth team. During the 2010 World Cup he was assistant to Bert van Marwijk with the Dutch national team, which reached the final and in December 2010 he took over the Ajax first team.

He has found great success in Holland, by winning three Eredivisie titles in two and a half seasons at Ajax and in 2013 received the Rinus Michels Award for Dutch manager of the year.

Villas-Boas had come under increasing pressure in recent weeks, following Tottenham's defeat by Liverpool on Sunday was their worst at White Hart Lane in 16 years, leaving Spurs seventh in the Premier League, eight points behind Arsenal and five adrift of the top four, with the 6-0 loss to Manchester City also being a low point in recent weeks.

His departure was somewhat of a surprise with the manager having a 55 per cent win rate, winning 44 of 80 games, drawing 20 and losing just 16.

However, without Gareth Bale last season, Spurs would have finished 14th, and if they had had no penalties this season, they would be in the relegation zone, so his departure can be understood.

Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo, Swansea coach Michael Laudrup and Tottenham's current academy director Tim Sherwood have also been linked with the top job at White Hart Lane.

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