Everton Football Club is without a manager since Roberto Martinez got the sack weeks ago. Several big names in the European football circuit have been linked with the club from Liverpool. Dutch coach Frank de Boer is considered as one of the favorites to take on the manager’s role at Goodison Park next season. The 46-year-old has come out in public to share his opinion about his future after stepping down as the manager of Ajax.
De Boer was in charge of Ajax for six years and it is believed that the Dutchman has already been in conversation with the representatives of Everton. Although many within the Merseyside club hierarchy are favoring Southampton coach Ronald Koeman, de Boer’s chances of getting the job are pretty high, according to Daily Star.
Rumors are also suggesting that Everton had made an ambitious approach to rope in former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. It has to be noted that Mourinho is heavily tipped to become the next Manchester United manager replacing Louis Van Gaal.
“I do not know what the next step will be, but I think I’m ready for a new adventure.” De Boer said to Ajax’s website in China.
The 46-year-old mentioned that he felt the same when he was a player. There comes a phase in everyone’s life when they need to “taste something different” to recharge one’s batteries. The man from Hoorn, Netherlands also suggested that he could take a sabbatical for now, thus resting aside any possibility of him joining Everton this summer.
However, de Boer also stated that if he sees a club with opportunities, he would like to consider it. The former Barcelona defender knows how fast things change in football and hence nothing can be predicted.
De Boer has always been interested in a Premier League job and was previously overlooked by the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and Liverpool. The former Netherlands international has won four Dutch league titles with Ajax as their manager, but he has never managed outside his home country.
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