Could Former Ajax Boss Frank de Boer Take Over at Everton?

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Frank de Boer at Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam on December 10, 2015. The Dutchman has stepped down as manager of Ajax. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty

Frank de Boer has stepped down as manager of Ajax, sparking speculation that he may be on the verge of becoming the new Everton boss.

The Dutchman leaves the club after six years in the Eredivisie, the top division in Holland, at the same time Roberto Martinez's future at Goodison Park looks in doubt.

Martinez, who took over from David Moyes in 2013, has won just one game in 10 matches, leaving Everton 12th in the Premier League.

Fans of the Toffees have protested against the Spaniard's regime at matches, asking for the club to sack him.

De Boer's name is frequently linked with English clubs—previously with Liverpool , Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United—but his decision to step down at the Amsterdam Arena has fuelled the possibility of a move to Merseyside.

The 45-year-old, who played for Ajax and Barcelona, said: "What I will do, I don't know.

"A year without a club is an option. I will see what comes my way."

Ajax missed the chance of winning a fifth league title in six years on Sunday (May 8) after failing to beat De Graafschap, allowing PSV Eindhoven to become champions.