Frank de Boer is “interested in the Everton job” and “is at least as good as Ronald Koeman, according to his brother Ronald.
Frank de Boer left his job of six years at Ajax on Thursday following Sunday’s final-day defeat at De Graafschap which handed PSV the Eredivisie title.
The 45-year-old claimed it was “time for something else” and his brother says he would like a crack at the Goodison Park job.
Ronald, who admitted Frank was close to getting the Tottenham job before the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino, told Sky Sports: “Frank is interested in the Everton job, but it’s not up to him to make the move, that’s up to the club. In my eyes he’s the right man for that job,” Ronald said.
“He thought he was going to fulfil his ambition of managing in the Premier League but talks with Tottenham collapsed at the last minute.
“When you see what Ronald Koeman has done at Southampton I would argue that Frank is at least as good as him when you see what he has achieved at Ajax.
“I think Everton would be a good fit for Frank. It’s the sort of club where he’d be given the chance to show his qualities and do something special. He made up his mind to leave Ajax two months ago because he needed a change.”
Everton confirmed the sacking of Roberto Martinez on Thursday – a day after their 3-0 humbling against Sunderland – a result which left them in 12th position in the Premier League after just one win in their last 10 games.
The papers though claim Everton have made Southampton boss Ronald Koeman their number one choice to replace Martinez. Both The Sun and The Mirror report that Koeman, who has one year left on his Saints contract, is the man they want at the helm. And the latter claim they will offer the 53-year-old a £100million summer spending budget.
Southampton are confident about Koeman seeing out the final 12 months of his contract, but the former Barcelona player has indicated he would love a return to the Nou Camp some day, while he also has ambitions to manage the national team.
The Independent meanwhile, report that Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez will throw his hat into the ring now that the Magpies have been relegated.