Ajax and Melbourne Heart have reached an agreement for John Van ’t Schip’s departure from Ajax. The assistant coach will assume the post of head coach with the Australian club, effective immediately.
Van ’t Schip (December 30, 1963) was assistant coach with Ajax during the 2008-2009 season, a post he held jointly with Rob Witschge. At the time, the head coach was Marco van Basten. This season, the former Ajax player held the post of assistant coach jointly with Danny Blind, with Martin Jol as head coach. During the 2003-2004 season, Van ’t Schip and Van Basten jointly held the position of coach at Jong Ajax. Van ’t Schip’s contract with Ajax was valid until June 30, 2010.