Ajax have been formally approached by Henk Kesler of the Dutch Football Association KNVB concerning the new coaching staff of the national team. Teh Dutch FA have requested permission to contact John van 't Schip and Marco van Basten. Ajax are prepared to co-operate with a possible move of Van 't Schip and Van Basten to the KNVB.
Managing director Arie van Eijden says Ajax are proud of the fact that two members of the technical staff of Ajax are considered for the national team. If the deal is finalised, Ajax regret losing both coaches. ‘They have done very well with Young Ajax. Last season they won the championship and the cup in their league,’ says Van Eijden.
Ajax have told the FA that, if both coaches of Young Ajax are named the new national team coaches, they will need time to find a worthy successor. Both coaches will remain at Ajax until there is more clarity. Today, they will lead the first training of Young Ajax on 'de Toekomst'.