Frank de Boer has admitted he would be interested in managing a big English club like Liverpool after he leaves Ajax.
The 45-year-old, who has enjoyed plenty of success in the Eredivisie since taking the reigns at Ajax in 2010, is currently fourth favourite to replace the under-fire Brendan Rodgers at Anfield.
Rodgers, of course, remains in charge of the Reds for the time being - but Thursday night’s disappointing 1-1 draw with FC Sion in the Europa League has piled additional pressure on the Northern Irish coach’s already heavily weighted-down shoulders.
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De Boer’s latest comments will do little to quash the intense speculation over Rodgers’ future, with the Dutchman admitting a move to the Premier League in the near future is becoming increasingly likely.
“Yes I think every year [moving to the Premier League] comes closer of course,” the former Netherlands international was quoted as telling the BBC World Service by The Times. “I’m looking maybe for another adventure. If there is an interesting club that I think with my quality I can make that team better – if I can, than I will take that chance.
“They are fantastic clubs. Liverpool and Newcastle - with supporters behind them - it is a fantastic environment to coach but this year it is important for me to do well at Ajax and then we will see.”
De Boer is an impressive young coach
Jurgen Klopp is currently favourite to take over from Rodgers at Anfield, followed by Walter Mazzarri and Carlo Ancelotti.
De Boer, though, has proved his managerial credentials in his home country by winning four consecutive Eredivisie titles between 2011 and 2014.
If Rodgers’ side fail to perform against Everton in Sunday’s Merseyside derby, De Boer might find himself interviewed for the Liverpool job by Fenway Sports Group sooner than he might have imagined.
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