De Boer rules out Reds move

2012-05-21 13:27

The Hague - Ajax coach Frank de Boer on Monday ruled out a move to English Premiership club Liverpool.

De Boer had been among the favourites to succeed Kenny Dalglish, who was sacked after a disappointing season which saw the English club achieve their worst league finish for 18 years.

But the 42-year-old, who has guided Ajax to back-to-back Dutch titles, said that he has not completed the work he wants to achieve in Amsterdam after taking over as coach in 2010.

"I am honoured to be considered, but I am only just getting started with Ajax," De Boer told De Telegraaf.

"In Amsterdam we are on a new path and, along with my colleagues Wim Jonk and Dennis Bergkamp we're putting something new in place, which is why I want to work with Ajax for the coming years."

The former Dutch international is currently negotiating an extension to his contract which runs until June 2014.


  • Bob - 2012-05-21 15:15

    Honourable man, I'm a LFC supporter and I don't blame him for turning the job down, my club are getting a very bad reputation for hiring and firing managers, this is not the Liverpool I grew up with, judging by the treatment of Kenny the manager will have one season to achieve Champions league football, failure will mean the sack, Kenny was the only man that could have achieved that next season, the new ma whoever he is will need three seasons to achieve that and thats if he is good and has a decent budget to spend on players he can work with, more sad days at Anfield after the high of hiring the best man for the job only twenty months ago.

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