On request of Jari Litmanen Ajax have decided to terminate his contract immediately. Litmanen will therefore leave the club immediately, instead of the original date 30 June 2004.
Out of respect for the 33-year old forward, Ajax give Litmanen the opportunity to look elsewhere how to fill in his football future. A co-operation between Jari Litmanen and Ajax in another capacity with the club is very well possible.
Ajax and the Finnish player will decide together how Litmanen can bid the supporters farewell in a fitting manner.