Ajax extend contract Marco van Basten

Ajax and Marco van Basten have just reached agreement about the extension of Van Basten's contract with one year. The coach of Young Ajax is now tied to the club until 1 July 2005. Van Basten's current deal would have expired in the summer. As usual, Ajax do not disclose financial details of the agreement.

Arie van Eijden: ,,Contrary to earlier reports, Ajax have only today reached formal agreement with Marco about extension of his contract. Ajax are very pleased that Marco will be part of the technical staff next year as well.''

Marco van Basten, who last year received his certificate Coach Professional Football, will train the reserves of Ajax together with Johnny van 't Schip next season, as he has done this year.

As coach of Ajax 2 Van Basten has booked 12 victories, 4 draws and 2 losses in 18 league matches. Young Ajax are currently in first place in the league. Furthermore, the 39-year old coach and his team are in the final of the Amstel Cup for second teams.