Frank de Boer ready for the Premier League says brother Ronald

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Ajax boss Frank de Boer feels ready to take on a job in the Premier League having previously been linked with the Tottenham job, according to his brother Ronald.

De Boer is on the verge of leading his Ajax side to a record fourth straight Eredivisie title, with eight points separating them from second-placed FC Twente with 26 games gone.

Previously, the former Dutch international has been linked with a move to take over at both Tottenham and Liverpool.

De Boer himself has confirmed that he has had offers to take over at both Anfield and White Hart Lane.

The 43-year-old was approached to take over at Tottenham from Andre Villas-Boas following his departure in December.

However he turned down the move, opting instead to stay put with Ajax. Spurs instead handed an 18-month contract to Tim Sherwood, although that hasn't stopped speculation that De Boer or countryman Louis Van Gaal could take his job in the summer.

His brother Ronald, also a former Dutch international, confirmed the interest from both clubs - and that a move could well be on the cards at the end of the current campaign.

He told TalkSPORT: "Frank has already denied Liverpool and Tottenham. Tottenham wanted to take him in January, but Frank said no.

"He also said no to Liverpool last year. He thought he was still not ready and wanted to learn more.

"Now he's ready, though. We'll have to wait and see (what offers he gets). It's important for Frank to get the right club otherwise he won't leave Ajax. He's very happy there."

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