Ajax, Borussia Dortmund and Peter Bosz have reached an agreement for the coach’s transfer to the top German club. Bosz had still been under contract with Ajax until June 30, 2019.
Peter Bosz (Apeldoorn, November 21, 1963) came to Amsterdam last summer from Maccabi Tel Aviv. Under his leadership in 2016-2017, Ajax finished in second place in the Eredivisie, made it to the round of sixteen of the KNVB Cup, and reached the finals of the UEFA Europa League.
General Manager Edwin van der Sar: “I have mixed feelings about this transfer. When we brought Peter in to Ajax last summer, it wasn’t our intention that our partnership would end after just one season. Especially in the Europa League, we’ve had an amazing season. For our players, and our coach, that has attracted extra attention from clubs in top European competitions. But we couldn’t go so far as to bind him to his contract, and we worked out a good deal with Dortmund. It’s now up to us, prior to the start of the pre-season, to sign on a good successor.”
Assistant coach Hendrie Krüzen will also leave Ajax for Borussia Dortmund. Krüzen (Almelo, November 24, 1963) was also Bosz’s assistant at Heracles Almelo, Vitesse and Maccabi Tel Aviv.