AJAX boss Erik Ten Hag has extended his contract at the Dutch side until 2023 in a huge blow for Tottenham.

It is the second coach the North Londoners have missed out on after No1 target Julian Nagelsmann agreed to take over from Hansi Flick at Bayern Munich.

RB Leipzig boss Nagelsmann will swap sides in the Bundesliga at the end of the season despite his desire to one day manage in the Premier League.

Ten Hag became the new ODDS-ON favourite for the Spurs hot seat on Thursday.

Reports suggested a ‘direct meeting’ had been scheduled with the Amsterdam chief supposedly open to a switch.

However, just a day later he has committed his future to Ajax with the club confirming the news of his one-year extension in a social media post that read: “His home? Amsterdam…+1 for Erik ten Hag ➥ 2023.”

Ten Hag guided Ajax to their first league and cup double in 17 years soon after his arrival at the Johan Cruyff Arena in 2017.

And he looks certain to land more silverware this season with his side leading the Eredivisie standings by 12 points.

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has already ruled himself out of the running by confirming he is ‘very happy’ at Leicester.

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