Frank de Boer: I won’t leave Ajax for Newcastle

FLATTERED ... Frank de Boer.
FLATTERED ... Frank de Boer.

FRANK de Boer says he’s flattered by “interest” from Newcastle United - but he will NOT leave Ajax.

De Boer has been strongly linked with the head coach job at St James’s Park.

But the 44-year-old, quoted in Holland, insists his only focus is Ajax between now and the end of the season.

“I am honoured by the interest from Newcastle United,” said de Boer. “But for the next six months I am only focusing on Ajax.”

Lee Charnley, Newcastle’s managing director, is compiling a shortlist for the vacant post.

And de Boer is likely to be among the names being considered by Charnley.