Ajax SACK manager Maurice Steijn after dreadful start to the season left the Dutch giants second from bottom in the league table and without a win in eight games
- Ajax club management and Maurice Steijn have agreed to go seperate ways
- Ajax had one of their worst starts to a season in history and are second bottom
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Ajax have confirmed they parted ways with head coach Maurice Steijn after their horrendous start to the season leaves them second bottom of the league.
In a statement on Monday, the Dutch giants confirmed that Steijn has agreed to step down with immediate effect.
The statement read: ‘Ajax and Maurice Steijn will part ways with immediate effect. The club management and Steijn have agreed that the coach will step down from his position. Steijn (Den Haag, November 20, 1973) transferred from Sparta Rotterdam to Ajax this summer and signed a contract until June 30, 2026.
Ajax Chief Executive Jan van Halst said: ‘We have worked intensely and professionally together over the last few months. But the sportive successes and the development of the team were lacking.
That is why we decided to sit down together again today. This time, Maurice also expressed his concerns on whether he was the right man in the right place. Together, we decided that it would be best to part ways. Hedwiges Maduro will do the honours for the coming period.’
Steijn confirmed the news: ‘This morning, I sat down with the board, and we continued our talks later this afternoon. We came to the conclusion that this is what is best for Ajax, although I regret that.
‘Everyone who knows me knows I have done everything to take Ajax back to the place where this club belongs. But I failed to do so. I want to thank the supporters and the people I have worked with here, and I hope Ajax will find its way up again soon.’
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Maurice Steijn only joined Ajax in the summer from Rotterdam, but has struggled in the dugout
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