Reuters , Tuesday, May 26, 2009 2:45 PM
Ajax Amsterdam has appointed Martin Jol
as its head coach, on a three-year contract, the Dutch club announced on Tuesday. Jol, who was under contract at Germany's Hamburg SV until
2010, will succeed Marco van Basten
, who resigned a week before the end of the season.
"I had a great time working for Hamburg, which is a really big club, but after
years working abroad I look forward to return to the Netherlands," Jol said. Ajax had a disappointing season under Van Basten, who was expected to deliver the club's first title since 2004,
finishing third behind AZ Alkmaar and Twente Enschede and missing out on Champions League qualification.
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