Ramon Vega backs De Boer for Tottenham job - Exclusive

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Former Tottenham defender Ramon Vega believes Frank de Boer would be the perfect man to take charge of the club in the summer.

Spurs are expected to appoint a new manager at the end of the season, with current boss Tim Sherwood, who took over from Andre Villas-Boas in December, likely to be moved on.

Reports emerged form the Netherlands yesterday claiming that Tottenham had made an informal approach to Ajax over the availability of De Boer, who guided the Amsterdam-based outfit to a record-breaking fourth straight Eredivisie title on Sunday.

The 43-year-old, who was initially contacted by Spurs after Villas-Boas' departure, has since gone on record confirming that he'd been informed by the Dutch club's director of football Marc Overmars that an approach has been made - although Spurs have subsequently issued a statement denying that they have spoken to any club about a new manager.

Vega, who made 63 appearances for Tottenham after joining from Cagliari in 1997, believes that De Boer's football philosophy would fit in nicely at White Hart Lane.

"Yes it would be very good if he took charge, he comes with plenty of experience from the Dutch league," he told GiveMeSport.

"I've played against him and he's good, he has a presence internationally. He's already an experienced, good manager in Holland and has a good football philosophy.

"In terms of the way Spurs play and would like to play he'd fit in nicely with their philosophy."

De Boer took over at Ajax from former Spurs manager Martin Jol in 2010, going one better than club legends Louis van Gaal and Johan Cruyff by winning four league titles on the bounce.

Speaking in an interview with NOS yesterday, the former Barcelona defender admitted that the prospect of taking charge of the north London club was an attractive one.

"Spurs have made an approach," he said. "After the last league game I'll think about it. I'll talk to them and listen what they have to say.

"Then I'll make my feelings known. I want to add something to a club, so that people can say that they see the hand of Frank de Boer.

"Liverpool are a good example of this with Brendan Rodgers. I see a opportunities at Tottenham. Just as Liverpool and Newcastle, they are sleeping giants."

Spurs currently sit in 6th place in the Premier League after a disappointing campaign, and take on West Ham at Upton Park this weekend.

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