Cruyff elected to Ajax board of directors
Johan Cruyff has been elected to the board of directors of Ajax
in a move the club hopes will help it return to the glory days he
ushered in as a player in the 1970s.
Cruyff and four other new board members replace directors who
quit in March and accused Cruyff of strong-arm tactics in insisting
that several key staff be fired as part of his master plan to
rejuvenate the four-time European champion.
Cruyff had no immediate comment on Tuesday and was not present
for Monday’s election.
The Dutch icon also has been asked by FIFA President Sepp
Blatter to sit on a ”council of wisdom” to help clean up
football’s governing body.
Retired midfielder Edgar Davids also is on the newly elected
Ajax won its 30th Dutch league title last season.