London - Tottenham Hotspur deny they have approached Ajax
Amsterdam manager Frank de Boer as a potential replacement for current boss Tim
Sherwood, the Premier League side said on Wednesday.
Spurs have been linked with the former Dutch international,
who has led Ajax to four consecutive titles, amid reports they would dump
Sherwood at the end of the season, having replaced Andre Villas-Boas in
The 43-year-old told Dutch television on Tuesday that
Tottenham had spoken to Ajax technical director Marc Overmars about the
possibility of him moving, and that he would speak to the club and make a
decision after the season had finished.
De Boer's comments appeared to be backed up by a BBC Sport
report on Wednesday in which a spokesman for the Amsterdam club told them that
Spurs had approached Overmars by telephone within the past month.
"Reports that we have made approaches to other clubs
regarding coaching staff are wholly inaccurate," the London club said in a
statement on its website (www.tottenhamhotspur.com).
"We have NOT contacted any club regarding coaching
"We regret that a statement such as this is necessary,
however, we feel it is important to clarify matters."
Tottenham, who play West Ham United on Saturday, are sixth
with two matches remaining and have missed out on a place in next year's
They also said winger Andros Townsend was continuing to be
assessed by medical staff after hurting his left ankle in Saturday's 1-0 win
over Stoke City.The 22-year-old is battling for a place in Roy
Hodgson's England World Cup squad but has missed much of the season through injury.
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