Ajax planning to make Danny Blind technical director in bid to end crisis

In a bid to end their crisis, Ajax are planning to make Danny Blind their new technical director once he leaves his role as Netherlands assistant manager after the World Cup.

Ajax are facing their most difficult period in years at the moment. They look set to be knocked out in the Champions League group stage after losing 6-1 at home to Napoli and haven’t won any of their last four matches, suffering defeat in three of them.

It comes after a turbulent summer which saw Erik ten Hag and a number of key players leave, with Alfred Schreuder and a number of new players coming in.

Many have called for Schreuder to be sacked already, but according to De Telegraaf, the club have identified the lack of a capable replacement for Marc Overmars as a big issue.

Gerry Hamstra and Klaas Jan Huntelaar have taken control of technical matters in his place, but the Dutch publication states that the board aren’t pleased with the work they have done.

As a result, their plan is apparently to make Blind the technical director after the World Cup, allowing him to set out the club policy from January onwards.

He was previously on the supervisory board but stepped down when he became Louis van Gaal’s assistant for Oranje last year.


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