Van der Sar to leave Ajax
Chief Executive Officer Edwin van der Sar has decided to leave Ajax. He will transfer his duties to his colleagues on the Board of Directors from June 1, 2023 onwards. The Supervisory Board has requested Van der Sar to formally remain in his position until August 1, to ensure a good transfer of both national and international dossiers.
Ajax has reached an agreement with Branco van den Boomen on the transfer of the midfielder to Amsterdam. Van den Boomen transfers to Ajax as a free agent from Toulouse FC, where his contract is ending. He signs a contract starting on July 1, 2023, which runs for four seasons, until June 30, 2027.
Ajax heeft het seizoen 2022/2023 met een nederlaag afgesloten. Op bezoek bij FC Twente ging de ploeg van John Heitinga met 3-1 onderuit. De Ajacieden keken bij rust tegen een 0-1-voorsprong aan dankzij een treffer van captain Dusan Tadic, maar in het tweede bedrijf gaven de Amsterdammers de wedstrijd uit handen.
The season ended after the 3-1 loss against FC Twente. This means the team from Amsterdam ended in third place in the Eredivisie. Trainer John Heitinga was visibly disappointed. "The reality is that we’re going to play Europa League. That is painful in comparison to all the successes we’ve had in the last year. We’ve been spoiled."
Ajax has lost the final match of the season on Sunday. John Heitinga’s team lost 3-1 against FC Twente. Because AZ – PSV ended 1-2, Ajax finished in third place in the Eredivisie. Ajax was leading 0-1 due to a goal made by Dusan Tadic in the first half, but after half-time, things went downhill.
The end of the season is near. On Sunday, the Amsterdam-based team plays its final match of the season away at FC Twente. One day earlier, the Ajax players concluded their final training session.
Ajax and adidas present the new Away kit for the 2023/2024 season. The kit will have white as its base colour. It’s the first time since 1988/1989 that the Away kit’s colour is white. Before that, Ajax had a rich tradition of having a white away shirt, but due to the tightening of the rules on the necessary contrast colours of the away shirt and the choice of having two shirts, it was impossible for a long time. Since 2020/2021, Ajax structurally has a third kit, which meant a predominantly white away kit was possible again.
When hearing the name Gabri, thoughts immediately go back to his endless rushes and his inexhaustible work ethic. In 2006, he was the first footballer to transfer from FC Barcelona to Ajax. He played a total of four seasons in Amsterdam. Nowadays, he lives in Andorra.