Christian Eriksen
Eriksen still thinks highly of former manager de Boer.Reuters

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen believes his former manager Frank de Boer would thrive in the Premier League amid speculation linking the Ajax boss with the job at White Hart Lane.

The Danish international rescued a point for his side as he netted a last minute equaliser in a thrilling 3-3 draw with West Brom on Saturday afternoon to continue his rich vein of form that has produced four goals in his last four games.

Although Spurs left the Hawthorns with a point, the sight of the club falling 3-0 behind to the relegation threatened Baggies within half an hour worked to further undermine Tim Sherwood's future at the club.

The former midfielder is likely to be replaced this summer with the club now almost certain to finish outside the top four and miss out on Champions League qualification.

Holland boss Louis van Gaal is considered the favourite for the job while Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino has also been linked with the role.

De Boer, who is closing in on a fourth consecutive Eredivisie crown with Ajax, turned down the Tottenham job earlier this year according to his brother Ronald but he remains another candidate for the job in north London.

And Eriksen, who grew into an integral member of Ajax's first team under de Boer's tutelage in Amsterdam, believes the former Holland international could handle himself in England.

"Would Frank de Boer do well in the Premier League? Well, I think that good coaches do well everywhere," Eriksen was quoted as saying by Dutch daily De Telegraaf.

"I do not have a lot of contact with Frank, but our relationship is always good. I have much to thank him for."

After Tottenham spent in the excess of £100m during the summer transfer window Eriksen is one of the few arrivals at the club to emerge from a disappointing season with his reputation enhanced.

His weekend goal provided another indication of how important his presence will be in Tottenham's attempts to claw their way back into the top four next season, but he may have cast some doubt over his long term future at White Hart Lane through his comments on Saturday evening.

"I'm incredible happy that they seem happy with me. I am very glad that they (Tottenham fans) like what they see," Eriksen told Danish newspaper Ekstra Badet.

"Of course I have a dream and a secret plan in my head. But I keep it to myself. Right now I live in the moment and enjoy the success I have."