Ajax manager Erik ten Hag has again been tipped to leave the club for Bayern Munich, with a new report in the Netherlands suggesting he will make the move next summer.

Bayern sacked recently sacked Niko Kovač following a 5-1 crushing at the hands of Eintracht Frankfurt, with the result leaving the Bavarians fifth in the Bundesliga table, four points behind leaders Borussia Mönchengladbach

Niko Kovac

Ajax, meanwhile, have built a healthy six-point advantage at the top of the Eredivisie, continuing the significant progress made in Amsterdam last season.

Ten Hag masterminded de Godenzonen's breathtaking run to the ​Champions League semi finals last term. Despite the pain of losing to ​Tottenham in the final seconds of that tie, Ajax went on to secure a league and cup double.

Now, Dutch news outlet ​De Telegraaf report the 49-year-old is on a two-man shortlist for the vacancy at the Allianz Arena, with Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel also being considered for the ​Bayern job.

It's claimed that Ten Hag 'would like to make his dream come true' and return to Munich, assuming Ajax do not attempt to block his switch to the ​BundesligaHe previously coached Die Roten's reserve team between 2013 and 2015, though the decision to leave Johan Cruyff Arena is not entirely in his control.

UEFA Champions League"Chelsea FC v Ajax Amsterdam"

In June, Ten Hag signed a contract extension until 2022, which does not include a release clause. However, the likelihood of him moving back to Bavaria appears strong in light of recent comments by Ajax director of football Marc Overmars.

The ex-​Arsenal forward said: "You must remain realistic when such large clubs come. How often does someone get such a chance? You should always look at that. We always think about what's best for you, perhaps too much."

Ten Hag has ​already ruled out the possibility of replacing Kovač during the 2019/20 campaign, but seemed to leave the door open to a move, saying Bayern are still in his heart.

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