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Frank de Boer: Liverpool & Tottenham have both approached me

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Ajax boss Frank de Boer has revealed that he has been approached by both Tottenham and Liverpool in the past.

The former Dutch international told the BBC World Football Show that while he rejected the advances of both, he would be happy to take charge of either club in the future.

"Those two clubs [Liverpool and Tottenham] are clubs that I think in the future I could be a manager of. I think the history of the clubs and what you can do with the team is my cup of tea."

De Boer has been in charge at Ajax since 2010 - and is aiming to lead the Dutch club to a record 4th successive Eredivisie title this term.

His commitment to Ajax prompted him to turn down an approach from Tottenham in December to become Andre Villas-Boas's successor.

However that has not stopped speculation that he could be on his way to White Hart Lane in the summer, with current first team coach Tim Sherwood only handed an 18-month contract when he took over from Villas-Boas.

"Tottenham called my manager with the possibility after sacking [Andre] Villas-Boas but I said, 'no, right now it's not the right moment'," De Boer confirmed.

Spurs have also been linked with a move for De Boer's compatriot and current Netherlands coach, Louis van Gaal.

Liverpool are having their best season to date under boss Brendan Rodgers, who replaced Kenny Dalglish in 2012.

However before that the club went through a succession of managers, and De Boer revealed that  "Liverpool especially" had been keen on recruiting him.

Both Tottenham and Liverpool are in the hunt for a top four finish this season, with Reds going up against Arsenal this weekend and Spurs taking on fellow Champions League hopefuls Everton.

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