Ajax row heading for courts

The off-field problems at Ajax stem from the appointment of Louis

van Gaal, Danny Blind and Martin Sturkenboom as directors. Cruyff,

the fifth member of a divided supervisory board, claims he was not

informed of the changes and intends to take legal action against

Edgar Davids, Steven ten Have, Paul Romer and Marjan Olfers. The

former Ajax and Barcelona coach, who has been backed by Wim Jonk,

Dennis Bergkamp, Ronald de Boer, Jaap Stam, John Bosman, Bryan Roy,

Dean Gorre, Orlando Trustfull, Michel Kreek and Marc Overmars, said

in De Telegraaf newspaper: “Unfortunately, it is inevitable. “It

was a clear signal, the football players have in recent days been

insulted. “Therefore, we collectively decided to take legal action

against the four commissioners of Ajax. So, for clarity, not

against the club.” Cruyff insists the move is not about personal

issues – he and 60-year-old Van Gaal are known to not see eye to

eye – but rather his desire to see a younger set of coaches have

more power at the ArenA. He added: “People who say it’s about power

know nothing. “My generation should step into the background and

make room for a new and ambitious group of people that will take

Ajax back to the summit. “It should not be that people like myself

or Van Gaal take the reins.”