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Agent quotes sparks speculation of managerial change at Goodison

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Ajax coach Frank De Boer "would love" to manage a club like Everton, according to his agent.

Roberto Martinez looks increasingly likely to be sacked at the end of what has been a tortuous season, with speculation now abound as to who will replace him.

Former Netherlands international De Boer is among those mentioned as a possible successor to the embattled Spaniard. After retiring from playing in 2006 the 45-year-old returned to his first club Ajax in 2007 as youth coach. He then stepped up to assistant manager of the senior team the following year before taking over as manager in 2010.

During his time in  Amsterdam De Boer has won four Eredivisie titles, though he did miss out on a fifth on the final day of this season.

De Boer's contract at Ajax has a year left to run, though that hasn't stopped him being linked with a move away from the club.

De Boer's agent Guido Albers has further fulled those rumours, suggesting his client may well be looking for a new club.

Speaking to Dutch media outlet NOS, Albers said:

"He would love to join a club like Everton or Valencia. It's all about the right philosophy and how they play football. That is what Frank is looking for."

"I have told Ajax there is no other club and I have not held discussions with anyone.

"Frank says he now needs to focus on becoming champions, so I do not trouble him."

With the  Eredivisie season now over and the Premier League season set to end next week, the managerial merry-go-round will soon be upon us.

If Martinez does go, and it is looking increasingly likely that he will, is De Boer the man to replace him? Have your say in the comments below!