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De Boer wants complete control on Tottenham philosophy

Ajax coach Frank de Boer would want control on the DNA of Tottenham if he is to take charge.

The London Evening Standard says De Boer would request full control over playing style and tactics from the first team to the junior sides if Tottenham make a firm offer for the Ajax head coach.

His name is high on a list of managers that also includes Southampton coach Mauricio Pochettino and former Chelsea and Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez, who is now at Napoli.

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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