Litmanen does not realise he is back

Three years after leaving Ajax, Jari Litmanen returns 'home'. Just before the close of the transfer window a dream came true for the Finish player. Litmanen does not realise it quite yet. ,,I am not an Ajax-man again?", he emphasises, ,,I always have been one.??

Litmanen is preparing for Finland’s qualifying match against Wales on Saturday. It is hard for him to concentrate on that. The Finish press officer is being bombarded with requests for the popular Ajax player.

Litmanen: ,,First I have to focus on the international match on Saturday. That is not easy, but life goes on. I am still struggling with the fact that I have come home. It all went very fast. I’m looking forward to meeting all my friends and supporters at Ajax again. I haven’t forgotten the reception I got in the Arena during the Amsterdam Tournament last year.’’

Litmanen will join the squad on Monday September 9. Koeman’s team, including the latest acquisition, will train at 10.30 am.