Frank de Boer quits Ajax as Everton rumours spiral

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Things are looking pretty frightening for Roberto Martinez right now.

If a 3-0 defeat to Sunderland wasn't enough to seal his fate, the Everton boss had to wake up to the news that Frank de Boer has quit as Ajax manager.

According to de Boer's agent, he "would love" to take over from Martinez, and the timing of his departure from the Dutch club is only going to fuel those rumours.


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Outstanding record

Failure to beat De Graafschap last weekend means PSV are Eredivisie champions, as Ajax missed out for a second consecutive season.

However, de Boer's record is still outstanding, having previously guided them to four titles in a row.

He could be facing a very different challenge if he takes over at Goodison Park.

Everton are in freefall, and if results go against them on the final weekend of the season, they could finish as low as 16th in the Premier League.

Martinez berated 

Martinez has been under fire from Toffees fans all season due to the team's hapless defending and lack of overall strategy. He is widely expected to be relieved of his duties by Bill Kenwright.

What is most frustrating is that he has been unable to get the best out of some huge talents at the club, such as John Stones, who has suffered a notable dip in form this season. 

The former Wigan and Swansea City manager arrived promising to bring Champions League football, but it is fair to say he has failed spectacularly.

De Boer would be a huge step-up for Everton, as the ex-Netherlands international has been linked with Spurs and Arsenal in the past. He would also bring with him a backroom team well-accustomed to the Premier League, comprising of Jaap Stam and Dennis Bergkamp. 

However, despite the conspicuous timing of his announcement, he is far from certain to take the job, revealing in a statement: "What I will do, I do not know yet. A year without a club is also an option. I'll see what comes my way."

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