During the Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Friday, November 17, a decision will be made regarding the appointment of Michael van Praag and Leo van Wijk. If appointed, Van Praag will also become the Chairman of the Supervisory Board. The current members of Ajax's Supervisory Board are Cees van Oevelen, Georgette Schlick, and Annette Mosman.
Van Gaal: "I want to help Ajax. I currently spend a big part of my life in Portugal, and this can be well combined with my role as an external advisor. I am willing to offer my football knowledge to the Supervisory Board, especially when Leo van Wijk and Michael van Praag are appointed. We must find our sportive way back up to the top, and we all have to contribute to that."
Former professional football player Van Gaal served as the head coach of clubs like Ajax, FC Barcelona, AZ, Bayern München, and Manchester United, as well as three terms as the coach of the Dutch national team. Additionally, he has worked at Ajax as Director of Football. Louis van Gaal (Amsterdam, August 8, 1951) is renowned as one of the most successful club managers of all time, with over twenty national and international prizes. He achieved a UEFA Champions League victory with Ajax in 1995.