Ajax boss Frank de Boer has ruled himself out of the running to take over as Liverpool manager, insisting he wants to stay in Amsterdam. De Boer (14/1 Next permanent Liverpool manager) has been linked with the vacant Anfield job following Kenny Dalglish's sacking last week after a disappointing season culminated in the Reds' worst league finish for 18 years.
But the 42-year-old Dutchman, who has guided Ajax to back-to-back Eredivisie titles, says he still has unfinished business with Ajax and will not be swapping Amsterdam for Anfield. De Boer, who also won five Eredivisie titles and the Champions League as a player, has attracted attention from a number of Europe’s top clubs following his success at the Amsterdam Arena.
The former Barcelona player said "I am honoured by the request, but I am only just getting started with Ajax. In Amsterdam we are on a new path and, along with the club and Wim Jonk and Dennis Bergkamp, my colleagues in the technical heart, I want to bring good things. That's why I will stay loyal to Ajax in the coming years."
De Boer's snub comes soon after Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers also turned down an approach from Liverpool last week. The Reds are thought to have several other candidates on their radar, including former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas (5/4 Next Permanent Liverpool Manager) and Wigan manager Roberto Martinez (7/2 Next Permanent Liverpool Manager).