However, the North London outfit responded with a statement on Wednesday insisting that they had not made any official approaches to managers.
When asked by Algemeen Dagblad if he regretted talking publicly about Spurs, De Boer is quoted as saying: "No. Why? I was interviewed by the NOS and I gave an honest answer.
"There had been plenty of rumors about the interest from Tottenham. I thought about [talking publicly about it] for a few seconds, but I decided to talk openly."
De Boer, who led Ajax to their fourth consecutive Eredivisie title this season, originally claimed that he would consider holding talks with Spurs once the Dutch season ends this weekend.