Ajax manager Frank de Boer says he was flattered to be considered for the Liverpool job two years ago.
De Boer has also revealed he was in the running for the Tottenham job this summer and would consider a move to England in the future.
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"Two years ago, I was very honoured that Liverpool asked me if I was interested in the job," De Boer told Sky Sports’ David Tanner.
"There was still was other candidates also. But I just signed a new contract and I said you are too early at this moment.
"Tottenham, last year, I was one of the candidates and in the end they chose Pochettino and all respect to the choice. There were two clubs that I was quite interested in.
"I would like to manage in England but also Germany and the Spanish league because they are the three best leagues in the world, so I would like to get that experience."
One possible English destination for De Boer is Newcastle United, who are looking for a replacement for Alan Pardew, but the Dutchman insists any move would have to wait until the summer.
"I only said if they asked I don't go because I am now with Ajax and I don't want to go halfway (through a season) while also stepping into a team that are already halfway too.
"So for me, if there will be a chance it is always in the new season."
Asked if he would consider a move to St James' Park next season, he said: "I have everything open... but I will be ready, that's for sure."
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