De Boer steps down after six years at Ajax, hits market

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A big name manager is on the market.

Ajax boss Frank de Boer, the 112-times capped Netherlands star, is stepping away from his boyhood club after six years at the helm.

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De Boer led Ajax to four-straight Eredivisie titles before finishing second the last two seasons, including a final day failing this season.

He won 60 percent of his games, and rumors are already tabbing him as an option for Everton or another Premier League market.

From the BBC:

“I began to realise more that it was time for something else,” added De Boer. “This is better for me and also for Ajax.”

Asked about his future, De Boer said: “A year without a club is also an option. I’ll see what comes my way.”

Ajax director Edwin van der Sar said De Boer was “hugely ambitious”.

Many clubs will be on red alert, and De Boer was tabbed with Newcastle’s opening in the past. But that was when the Magpies were a Premier League outfit, having been relegated by Sunderland’s win on Wednesday.