Frank de Boer: Tottenham deny contact with Ajax over manager

Tottenham say it is "wholly inaccurate" that they have contacted Ajax over the availability of coach Frank de Boer.

On Tuesday, a spokesman for the Amsterdam club stated that Spurs had made an enquiry.

"Reports we have made approaches to other clubs regarding coaching staff are wholly inaccurate," a Tottenham spokesman told BBC Sport.

"We've not contacted any club regarding coaching appointments. We regret that a statement such as this is necessary."

Frank de Boer facts

  • Age: 43
  • Caps: 112 (Dutch record for outfield player) from 1990-2004
  • Playing career: Came through Ajax youth system to make more than 400 appearances between 1988 and 1999, before spells with Barcelona, Galatasaray and Rangers
  • Ajax managerial career: Took over as manager in December 2010
  • Ajax honours as a player: 1 Champions League, 1 Uefa Cup, 1 Uefa Super Cup, 1 Intercontinental Cup and 5 Eredivisie titles
  • As a manager: 4 Eredivisie titles
  • Twin brother Ronald also played for Ajax, Barcelona, Rangers and the Netherlands

The Ajax representative had told BBC Sport that Spurs approached their director of football Marc Overmars by telephone within the past month.

Current manager Tim Sherwood, who succeeded Andre Villas-Boas in December, is under contract at White Hart Lane until the end of the 2014-15 campaign. The club are expected to review his progress at the end of the season.

On Sunday, De Boer led Ajax to a fourth consecutive Dutch title since he took over in 2010 and a 33rd in their history.

The former Ajax and Netherlands defender is the first manager in the Eredivisie to win four straight championships.

He signed a new deal last May to remain in charge of Ajax until 2017.

In an interview with national broadcaster NOS on Tuesday, De Boer confirmed the approach, adding: "I'm going to listen and talk. Then I'll make my feelings known."

In February, he told the BBC he had turned down the chance to speak to Tottenham after Villas-Boas was sacked.

De Boer said he had also declined talks with Liverpool in the past but would be interested in managing either club in the future.