Daley Blind leaving Ajax not the reason father Danny has not returned

Danny Blind has clarified that him not returning to Ajax’s advisory board has nothing to do with his son’s transfer situation, he told Ziggo Sport.

The defender left the club prematurely with six months left on his deal at the Amsterdam club and his statement showed it was not the happiest of endings in his second stint at the club.

The 32-year-old has already found a new club in Bayern Munich despite being heavily linked to join up with Mark van Bommel at Royal Antwerp but Blind senior insists the decision was made long before the World Cup in Qatar even started.

He said: “I already made this known to Edwin van der Sar before the World Cup, on November 10, I think. I wanted to have my hands a bit freer for the future. There’s nothing going on and I’m very selective about what I’d like to do.”

He added: “In the period from the summer to the World Cup I made the decision that I was not going to do it. It wasn’t until the week I announced it that it started playing with Daley. That didn’t help to keep the door open, but it wasn’t the reason.”

GBeNeFN | Tom Phillips

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