De Boer, 43, would want free rein to impose a new playing identity on the club, far beyond the first team.
At Ajax, he restored a traditional 4-3-3 system to the first team before putting structures in place to ensure this was adopted at every level of the club, through to the Under-Eight and Under-Nine sides. De Boer would like his next employers to share his long-term vision, which would require time to implement. De Boer wants to start with the first team and ensure eventually that every Tottenham XI adopts their method.
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