The Russian club Spartak Moscow have denied speculation that get ready to bring in the Ajax manager Frank de Boer to replace the sacked Unai Emery. The former Valencia manager has had a disastrous run at the club, which led to the sacking a few weeks ago. Since the club had been knocked out of the European competitions all together, Spartak Moscow have been taking the time in making the replacement. They have approached a number of managers over the last couple of weeks, with speculation suggesting that Ajax manager Frank de Boer was at the forefront of the list.
The Dutchman did not help quash the rumours were admitting that he did receive a mega money offer from Spartak Moscow, which is believed to be in the region of € 6 million per year. However, he decided not to take up the offer in order to continue his job at Ajax. De Boer said that he still has a lot to achieve with Ajax after helping the team qualify for the Europa league ahead of the Premier league champions Manchester City. The Spartak Moscow general manager Valery Karpin, though, has said that his club did not contact Frank de Boer and that the suggestions by the Ajax manager are false.
“I was surprised by the news that Spartak MoscowI, as general manager, contacted Frank de Boer for the job. To that alleged salary proposal I could only smile. Let’s be clear about this – de Boer has never been approached by anyone at Spartak Moscow,” said Valery Karpin. Spartak Moscow were in the same group containing Barcelona, Benfica, and Celtic. However, they finished bottom of the group and were unable to make it even into the Europa league knockout stages. The club are currently sixth in the Russian Premier league table.