Ajax coach Frank De Boer says he would like to manage Liverpool or Tottenham Hotspur in the future, despite rejecting approaches from both clubs.
The 43-year-old told BBC World Football Show he is, though contented with his position at the Dutch champions, but will be open to talks with both clubs in the future.
“Those two clubs are clubs that I think in the future I could be a manager of. I think the history of the clubs and what you can do with the team is my cup of tea,” said De Boer.
“I’m not really thinking about it because I’m very happy here at Ajax. I’m not in a hurry to leave because everybody is still happy with me.
“I step in my car with a big smile to go to the club. I don’t think I’m finished here but there will come a time when I don’t like it any more or the club doesn’t like me anymore. Then we have to go both ways.”
The former Ajax, Barcelona and Rangers defender succeeded Martin Jol as Ajax manager in 2010 and signed a new four year contract in the summer.
Ajax have lifted the Dutch Eredivise in all of the four years he has been in charge and went four points clear of FC Twente on Friday, following a 2-1 victory at Groningen.
De Boer further revealed he had had opportunities to take over the reins at both clubs- “Liverpool especially”- but turned it down.
“Tottenham called my manager with the possibility after sacking [Andre] Villas-Boas but I said, ‘no, right now it’s not the right moment’,” he added.