Leo Beenhakker to leave Ajax

Leo Beenhakker has requested Ajax to be released from his position as technical director. Ajax have agreed to this proposal. Beenhakker will leave per July 31, or sooner if his activities at Ajax allow.

Beenhakker cites only private reasons for his request. Personal circumstances have made him decide to look for employ abroad. Beenhakker: ,,Let me make one thing clear: I was and I am very happy at Ajax. The club is doing well and the future looks bright. But I have had some difficult times in my private life, and it is hard for me to deal with that here.”

Ajax understand Leo Beenhakker's situation. General director Arie van Eijden: ,,Ajax are back on track. That is why I regret that Leo is leaving us. He has made an important contribution in building the current team.”