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‘Overmars at Ajax with his time’

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Ajax is increasingly the transfer market goes, Danny Blind, – having regard to the financial position of the club and the international developments – logical.

Edwin van der Sar and Marc Overmars

“The players are not going on a 23 – or 24-year-old age to go abroad, such as Daley Blind or Davy Klaassen, but at the age of 21 or younger,” says the newly minted commissioner of the Amsterdam club.

Danny Blind

“In the past – in the time of The amandine & louis, Edwin van der Sar and Jari Litmanen – was the 27 – or 28-year-old age. You have always a new waiting? So you should be a bit wider bearings. And that does Overmars. Your going along with the time. Ajax leads on, but if you don’t have them, you buy. That happens now faster, because they’re also quicker to lose it. Matthijs de ligt is 18. His successor is not yet ready. But that it can not?”

Philosophy

The changing voetballandschap ensures according to the Blind that the work of the board has become more difficult. “What is technically known as the philosophy of the club? Training. And there are of course threats, because it is not more like twenty years ago. I am also 3.5 years head of training and at the time, gave every player the same first contract for three years, for the same amount. Whether Wesley Sneijder or Jan Klaassen was called. I say Jan, not Davy. You now need to do a lot more to players at all under the contract. I hope that with my experience, the board can support,” says the Champions League winners of 1995.

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