Former PSV Eindhoven defender Mitchell van der Gaag has been appointed as the coach for the Ajax Amsterdam reserves.
The trainer succeeds Michael Reiziger, whose contract ended this past season and he has signed a contract which takes effect on July 1 for two years, until June 30, 2021.
Van der Gaag, who has coached in Portugal, stated that Ajax have the best talent in Holland after joining the reigning Dutch Eredivisie champions.
“Naturally, I’m very happy with my appointment. It’s a fantastic challenge to work with the best talent in the country," van der Gaag said.
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"Ajax is a top club, and its achievements in the last year have only reinforced this. It has gotten everyone’s attention here in Portugal.
"I’m very much looking forward to getting started, to build a bridge to the first team together with the players, and of course, achieve great things in the Keuken Kampioen Divisie," he added.
Van der Gaag also played for former Eredivisie champions Utrecht and Sparta Rotterdam.