Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood has hit out at Ajax boss Frank de Boer after the Dutchman admitted he would be interested in taking charge of the north London club, reports FourFourTwo.
De Boer, who is the record capped outfield player for his country, declared his interest in the job, or one at Liverpool, when he spoke to the BBC's World Football show.
It has not gone down well with Sherwood, though, who has responded to the comments. He has only been in charge at the Lane since December and he was quick to declare his disappointment with De Boer's comments.
"It's natural I suppose, it's a big job, but I don't think I would ever tout myself about for a job when someone was already in the hot seat," he said. "But if they want to do that, that's up to them. I don't know Frank. I’m not sure. I’m relaxed about it. But it wouldn't be something I would be doing.
"They just want to put themselves in the frame. Obviously they are not happy with the jobs they are doing if they are touting themselves for the Tottenham job."
But De Boer insists he is happy in Amsterdam: "I'm very happy here at Ajax. I'm not in a hurry to leave because everybody is still happy with me.
"I step in my car with a big smile to go to the club. I don't think I'm finished here but there will come a time when I don't like it anymore or the club doesn't like me. Then we have to go both ways."
And when the day comes that that does happen, the former Barcelona man believes Spurs or Liverpool could be an option.
"Those two clubs are clubs that i think in the future I could be manager of. I think the history of the clubs and what you can do with the team is my cup of tea," he said.
Sherwood himself has said how he knows football is a results business, and if he fails to get Spurs into the top four this season, De Boer could well be one of the candidates to replace him.
The club are currently in fifth place, three points behind Liverpool, and face Newcastle at St James' Park on Wednesday night.
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