Category: AFC Ajax

Sven Mislintat is the new director of football at Ajax

Ajax confirmed the signing of Sven Mislintat on Tuesday. The German has been announced as the Amsterdam club’s new director of football.

With the arrival of Sven Mislintat, the Godenzonen finally named a successor to Marc Overmars. On February 7 last year, Marc Overmars was sacked by Ajax following allegations of harassment against female workers at the club. The investigation continues to date.

After nearly ten years under Marc Overmars, Ajax have long sought a successor to the club’s manager and former player. Gerry Hamstra and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar worked together in this role for a few months. The pair were responsible for forming the Amsterdam club’s squad this season, along with Alfred Schreuder, then the club’s coach at the beginning of that season.

Sven Mislintat signs with Ajax for three seasons. The fifty-year-old German starts immediately at Ajax.

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John Heitinga talks about Brian Brobbey situation

What’s going on with Brian Brobbey? This question was asked to John Heitinga after Ajax’s victory over Fortuna Sittard. A victory in which the 21-year-old forward was not fielded.

Brian Brobbey has started just one of the last ten Eredivisie matches. This happened last week in the away game against the Go Ahead Eagles. How is it possible that the attacking talent plays so little and when he enters the field he is not used for the ninety minutes?

According to John Heitinga, part of the solution for the young Ajax player can be found in the training centre, as he made clear at a press conference on Sunday night.

“We are constantly working with him. It is essential that he manages to play more frequently every week. We all want to live the best life, but we need to work hard to make it happen and discipline is key. He has discipline, but he also needs help. It’s up to us, myself included, to make sure Brian Brobbey is in top form right now.”

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