McClaren bats away Twente questions on taking over at Ajax
18 May 2009 11:22
Steve McClaren has played down speculation linking him with Ajax and insisted he will remain at FC Twente next season.
The former England manager has made a big impression in his firstseason in Holland, guiding Twente to second place in the League andthe final of the Dutch Cup, which they lost to Heerenveen on penalties on Sunday.
Reports emerged last week claiming that the former Middlesbrough boss was on the shortlist to replace Marco van Basten, who resigned as Ajax coach earlier this month.
But the 48-year-old told AD Sportwereld: 'I have not heard a thing from Ajax and I do not have the intention to leave FC Twente.
'It's pure speculation, just like the story that my assistant Erikten Hag was going to PSV. It's the intention that we all stay inEnschede and try to have an even better season next season.
'I know that we have many players with a lot of potential, so wemight see players go. It was not for nothing that several top European clubs were in the stands during the cup final. We will see how that will develop.'