Ajax retain Jari Litmanen

Ajax and Jari Litmanen have reached agreement on the extension of the midfielder's contract to July 1 2004.

Ajax are very happy about Litmanen's extended stay in Amsterdam. Technical director Leo Beenhakker: ,,Koeman, Litmanen and myself have had a very positive meeting about his role in the upcoming season. An experienced international top player as Jari can be of great value within the young squad that Ajax have. Everyone within the club is happy that Jari can give his best to Ajax for another season.”